By Aldous Huxley
Ape and Essence (1948) is a unique via Aldous Huxley, released through Chatto & Windus within the united kingdom and Harper & Row within the US. it's set in a dystopia, just like courageous New global, Huxley's extra well-known paintings. it really is principally a satire of the increase of large-scale battle and warmongering within the twentieth century, and offers a pessimistic view of the politics of together guaranteed destruction.
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She is a girl of eighteen or nineteen, small and fragile, her head shaved like that of a criminal prepared for execution. She has a face whose beauty is all in the fine bones and the big luminous eyes. It is with an expression of hurt bewilderment that those eyes now look up into Loola's face and from Loola's face move without curiosity, almost without comprehension, to that of the stranger who accompanies her. " Loola bends down to kiss her friend. no no, from Dr. Poole's viewpoint. Then she sits down beside Polly and puts a comforting arm around her.
Medium shot of Polly on her sack of straw. A young Postulant approaches and pulls her roughly to her feet. " he shouts in a voice of an angry and malevolent child. " And he slaps her across the face. Cringing away from a second blow, Polly almost runs to rejoin her fellow victims near the entrance. Dissolve to a night sky, with stars between thin bars of cloud and a waning moon already low in the West. There is a long silence; then we begin to hear the sound of distant chanting. Gradually it becomes articulate in the words, "Glory to Belial, to Belial in the lowest," repeated again and again.
I could be useful to you. I could show you how to get better crops. " the Chief repeats with sudden interest. Then he frowns savagely. " "I'm not. " There is a murmur of shocked protest. "He may be almighty in New Zealand," says the Chief. " Dr. Poole's father was a clergyman and he himself is a regular churchgoer; but it is with heartfelt fervor that he does what is asked of him. "By Belial. " Everyone makes the sign of the horns. There is a long silence. " "Oh, Chief," the plump girl protests.