Brave New World – Thug Notes Summary and Analysis
Brave New World – Thug Notes Summary and Analysis

What it do yo? This here your boy
Doc Sweets and today we gettin savage with Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. It’s the year 632 AF and most o’ civilization is
part of one hood called the World State Up in here, technology makin it so
that humans pop off assembly lines and be brainwashed to value nothin but
what the government tells em- constant happiness, consumption, and
bangin group orgies. Whoo-wee! And if you still ain’t feelin fly,
just throw back a lil’ soma and you get so iced out that you aint got no worries. So some high class pusher named
Bernard Marx start thinkin that, unlike the rest of them soma-
slammin zombies, he a trill-ass individual who curious bout
what life on the outside be like. So Bernard hollers at some choice hunny named
Lenina and asks if she wanna roll with him to the Savage reservation where
peeps be livin old school. Lenina holla back, but she actin spicious
bout this playa since he don’t like to pop pillz and get dirty like she do. When Bernard and Lenina land at the
Savage Reservation, they peep some gnarly beezy named Linda and her boy John- who be
called ‘The Savage.’ Even though John and Linda been livin the low life,
Linda schooled John on how to read, making him a top shelf savage. After Bernard takes John back to
London, John admits to Lenina that he got mad love for her, but dis hoochie can’t
even understand what that means. Instead, she get but- ass naked and
try to get freaky wit him. But my boy John wants somethin with meaning; so instead of tappin dat ass, he
pimp slaps her and sends her ass packin. Then John’s mama bites the big one
up in the hospital and John completely loses his sh**. So the Five-O bust in and sling him and
Bernard in front of some big bird playa named Mustapha Mond. Mond exiles Bernard, but makes
John stay cuz he want “the experiment” to go on. Fed up wit the system, John
secludes himself in a lighthouse when one day some snitch gets all up in his bidness
and peeps John whipping himself, making him a media sensation. Later, when a big ass crowd forms
outside his crib with Lenina in tow, John calls her a skank and starts layin a whoop
on her. Errybody gets so riled up at the sight that they start poppin soma screamin “Orgy
Porgy” and gettin they freak on. Even Johnny boy joins in! Next day John wakes up and realizes
they ain’t nothing he can do to fight the civilized world he imprisoned in. So our boy takes the only escape
left and hangs himself. Whew. Welcome to the Brave New World, son. If you
wanna roll with the World State crew, you gotta drop yo beliefs
and adopt a whole jam called Fordism. Instead of giving up worldly possessions for a heaven
in the sky, get ready for a soma- soaked paradise now. All you gotta do is take all dat art,
science, history, and religion- and kiss it goodbye, play boy. My mayne Karl Marx once said that
“religion is the opiate of da masses”. But Huxley gone and flipped that idea on its
head and made Opium, AKA Soma, the people’s religon And this sh** right here is so dank
that it also offers hope, consolation, and reassurance just like religion, cept better-
cuz you ain’t even gotta do nuthin. Just like Mustapha Mond say,
Soma is “Christianity without tears.” Now open up yo ears and soak this
game up, B. In a place like the World State where the motto is “COMMUNITY, IDENTITY,
AND STABILITY,” they aint nuthin mo dangerous than a G flying solo. Cuz when you on your own, you ain’t got
nobody to put your strongest emotions in check. With all yo love directed at only
one thing, you end up unstable, miserable and wantin to take yoslf out of the game for
good. Naw mean? That’s why the world state throwin all those swanky sex-parties, so you
can get all dat excess emotion out on the reg. Don’t believe me? Just look how
unstable Johnny boy be when he on the reservation- he even shanks one of his mama’s lovers!
And it don’t get no better in the civilized world. When Lenina’s standing butt naked
in front of him, he roughs her up, calls her a ho, and threatens to waste her ass! Maybe
there’s a good reason they call him the savage. And with all that excessive emotion
building up, it’s no wonder that this fool ices himself. Looks like Mustapha Mond’s
experiment went exactly as he expected. Hey thanks for keepin it real wit
Thug Notes. Hit that subscribe button and I catch you next week playa.

100 thoughts on “Brave New World – Thug Notes Summary and Analysis”

  1. To the Face says:

    Top Shelf Savage

  2. NoxNoctisss says:

    do island! it was just as brilliant 🙂

  3. Lily Vuong says:

    Making learning so much more interesting. Seriously we have to replace wrinkly old nags with thugs (with the qualifications of course).

  4. a kamran says:


  5. Daniel Haworth says:

    Sooo funny

  6. PrettiestJewx3 says:

    Midnight , just binge watching thug notes

  7. Admiral Ackbar says:


    Btw thanks Thug Notes, as always.

  8. none of your business says:

    Its scary how much the west is turning into this…

  9. dylan peritz says:

    Karl Marx comunist manifesto

  10. Creative Ameena says:

    ORGY PORGY ! LOL great video! This book is a very weird classic.

  11. TheGreatEmpathizer says:

    The Doors of Perception!!!

  12. Anna Castro says:

    Hope, consulation, and reassurance. Just like real opiates…

  13. Brett McGowan says:

    This is what Globalists want society to be like

  14. Gaming Zam says:

    Huxley owned Marx with reversing his statement lol, Humans always seek for pleasure first not religion.

  15. Alonso Saldivar says:

    So what's the moral of the story? There is value in pain and suffering?

  16. Eric Engstrom says:

    The whole 'Man against society' bit where he realizes he can't fight it reminds me of I Am Legend. Actually, I think an analysis of that would fit in well with this series of Thug Notes.

  17. Loc K says:

    in fact Huxley valued a lot of things in Brave New World. He would not write "Island" which is almost exactly the same society, but with "awareness". He knew that people need to be relaxed in order to be peaceful and instant means of relax like moksha/soma can have good uses.

  18. darkecofreak23 says:

    Lenina Huxley. I finally get that shoutout from "Demolition Man."

  19. Noise Complaint says:

    Please do fear and loathing in las vegas by hunter s Thompson

  20. rachael calero says:

    Pretty much

  21. Kaben Hanson says:

    2:19 Did that actually happen in the book? I'm too busy laughing my ass off to check 😀

  22. MrAdamnationZ says:

    "ORGY PORGY!!"

  23. Bry-Fi says:

    in my English, the big question was, "would society be worse with a pill like soma" which wait, I'm in California, the biggest weed smoking state in the nation

  24. Dingo Capo says:

    look outside this is today s world

  25. T-hug says:

    Thank you so much Thug Notes 🙏 you got my ass an A- on my qualifying quiz

  26. Molly Adams says:

    Please do Wuthering Heights or Gone With the Wind PLEEEEAAASE I love you 🙂

  27. LATOHOUSTON says:

    Thanks Wisecrack. Let's folks like us understand this shit

  28. Bubba Trump says:

    Hey Kim, knock JESUS CHRIST MOM.

  29. HENRY says:

    Actually this is better than the book

  30. Donald Trump says:

    Very funny, concise, and accurate at the same time. Thank you!

  31. Radovan Karadzic says:

    Its about the spread of communism: Lenin’s=Lenin, Marx=Karl Marx

  32. SuperSmashers says:

    Damn dude Demolition Man 2 is dark lol.

  33. Ryan Star says:

    does this he have a P.H.D??

  34. Hoze 123 says:

    Damn would love live in this world

  35. Gabriel 1 says:

    "He Pimp slaps her" hahahaha

  36. Fred Cragg says:

    I think you missed out the important chat between muphasta mond, Bernard, John, and the other poetry dude, who you didn't even mention, even though hes one of the primary protagonists

  37. Dayne Ellison says:

    Your videos make me want to read a fresh new book, but when i open to the first page i realize


  38. Martin Lee says:

    Favorite book, favorite host ;))

  39. J Girl says:

    Is it bad that I would totally dig living in a world that is pure consumerism, sex, and drugs? I feel like people who act like you can't have a meaningful life within that context are pretentious af. If I could afford it, that's what I'd do now

  40. womp womp says:

    In the middle of a modernist lit course and really needed this

  41. Martin Lee says:

    How bout helmholtz? And the ex-director?

  42. Shaina David says:

    I much preferred 1984 to Brave New World, but my AP Lit teacher likes Brave New World better so here I am

  43. Guillermo Zalles says:

    Yo Doc! Please do Trainspotting! Peace

  44. Mitchell Chastain says:

    This is great

  45. Elaine Kim says:

    this is amazing

  46. Talia says:

    I was halfway through and couldnt resist 🙁 i hate myself

  47. TCC says:

    2:34 woah that's dark_1:32 :O oh damn_0:56 she cute!_0:37 :O

  48. Apkans says:

    It's scary, but this dystopia is becoming a reality. We may not genetically alter our offspring yet (this will happen too in the not too distant future), but our society is doing a good job conditioning our children to be like the people in the dystopia. The age of the individual is turning into the age of the narcissist, ran by psychopaths.

  49. Avi Mohan says:


  50. Felix Santos says:


  51. Onyx Peroxide says:

    This is the most absolutely genius way to introduce people to new books. The video's entertaining and highlights all the juicy bits. If I hadn't already read Brave New World, I'd probably wanna read it after watching this.

  52. Sam says:

    just noticed Sandra Bullock's character in Demolition Man was named Lanina Huxley

  53. MarvelousMatters says:

    This detests all meaning behind the book. I recommend you fellas read the book lol.

  54. Max Schultheis says:

    Jo I love your videos, keep going man its entertaining and informative af!!! (Y)

  55. Pratik Brahma says:

    Mustapha Mond was such a great character! He was smart, empathetic and wise.

  56. Serapio Cuazitl says:

    Wait is soma a real pill

  57. bob bobson says:

    well this is too black and white . huxley was some kinda sleezy intellectual and this be his worst book . see, life is part worldly pills, drugs or booze and part gettin yo ass in gear . and now these self righteous hypocrites the cdc , puttin jail over doctors heads so they ain't rxing no mo opioids and now they patients be killin themselves for pain relief . fact is the war on drugs benefits the big banks, the cartels, military and police slush funds and punishes us of the 99% . look up the Swiss Heroin maintenance program . violent crime went straight down cause the gangs market be taken over by the people . And smack addicts take less cause they know they no longer desperate and they be workin too while on smack but less f up than befo

  58. Anxious Selkie says:

    Do Percy Jackson

  59. Victor Liu says:

    so what happens to bernard?

  60. Polish Jerry says:

    Just like we happy few

  61. Cazz says:


  62. Dallon Weekes says:

    Why is this so accurate wtf

  63. PaintGuru says:

    This… is amazing. I love how he explains this!!!

  64. MELEKH HA OLAM says:

    Brave New World shows that the "Illuminati" were aware over 85 years ago that the most significant division within mankind in the future would be between those who show themselves to be wholly controlled and herded livestock by going along with a completely totalitarian system which controls every single moment of every day of their lives, causes them to be what they are by genetic engineering to accommodate the needs of the synthetic society that has no right to exist to begin with (being a contrived product of the "intellect" of defective subhumans, specifically psychopaths, in rebellion against nature) and designates even their time of death, and those who would insist upon returning to the natural state of existence, of which a caricatured, false view is given in the book by an "Illumined" Theosophist grandchild of "Darwin's bulldog" predicated upon his own deviant "Illuminist" mind with its ignorance and prejudices.

  65. DTHRocket says:

    What a dumb conclusion to the book. The savage kills himself, thereby proving the world controllers right? What was Aldous Huxley really trying to say with a hopeless conclusion like that?

  66. Samuel Schönenberger says:

    When I first heard that Johns nickname is "the savage" my mind jumped to Thug Notes
    After watching this I'm not disappointed

  67. Trafalgar D. Water Law says:

    You gonna forget about my guy Helmholtz Watson.

  68. Roderick Molasar says:

    Impudent Strumpet! Strumpet! Strumpet!

  69. braden7180 says:

    Between this and 1984, this one seems more likely. But elements of 1984 still seeps into our own Brave New World, like controlling language to limit thought, for example.

  70. Mario M says:

    shits dope AF

  71. Dan Bro says:

    in just 4:39 of your time you can stupify one of the most thought provoking novels of the last century.

  72. Omniplex says:

    We’re reading this in my English class right now it’s really disturbing but watching this made it a bit easier to read

  73. Dusters s says:

    I see the Savage as normal people, I identify with him, not disfunctional but taken to the edge.

  74. Magnus McCloud says:

    Just finished the book today. 12/06/18.

    I found myself laughing out loud with the book because I found it hilarious and depressing. all around a fun book.

    "Hourly radio reporter has coccyx kicked by mystery savage" chapter 18. COCCYX!

    that text made laugh.

    I would like to have the influence of Shakespeare discussed on this video. but then again it such a brief video that I don't think you have time to address it. I like the world building at the beginning. how people are genetically engineered? I appreciate that Huxley was way ahead of his time on this one, even though genes are not discussed (A Chinaman doctor claimed he gene edited twins last week! so this kind of reality is becoming more real). I guess John is the main character, but it took a while for him to be introduced. So I though Barnard Marx was a protagonist. but Barnard is somewhat of scumbag, I initially thought he was gonna be a Winston Smith like character a la 1984 (I finished 1984 a week before), but he's just a scumbag. I thought Helmholtz is somewhat sympathetic and so is Lenina, she is quite "pneumatic" you know! It sorta reminds me of the film GATTACCA and I'm wondering how much BNW influenced that film. The character Mustafa Mond sorta remind me of the conductor from Snowpiercer.

    I know no one will care to I read this, but I'm just leaving a trail for future me when I read the comments.

    I like to leave comments on youtubes so I can track it down later on. years down the line.

    so please ignore my ramblings.

  75. Samra Asad says:

    tooo much overacting that it made difficult for me to understand anything…

  76. Jacob Black says:

    Npc left.

  77. John Thompson says:

    I'm actually reading Brave New World right now and have been looking at videos of people's analysis of it. When I cam across this I tuned in just for a laugh; but stangely this video does a better job at analyzing Brave New World than any other video I've watched so far. haha!

  78. curtdawg says:

    Sounds like my life right now

  79. Hyxteria V2 says:

    does he actually have a PhD

  80. Joseph May says:

    Thank you wisecrack, Very Cool.

  81. Evan Fletcher says:

    Oh fuck, we're screwed.

  82. Graham Mueller says:

    It's Lenin-a! Like Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov!

  83. Rachel says:

    “Threatens to kill a woman”
    “iT’s No WoNdEr ThEy cAlL hIm A sAvAge ;D”

    What the fuck, man…

  84. Dwight Schrute says:

    I view Soma as representing sensual (particularly sexual) hedonism. In a society plagued with chaos and disorder, rather than searching for solutions to personal or societal problems, we prefer to submerge any sense of responsibility within the vast expanse of sensual pleasure and carelessness.

  85. Trey Greene says:

    In demolition man sandra bullock's name was Lenina Huxley, now i see where her name came from

  86. Ryan Murphy says:

    Probably the least accurate interpretation of this book available on the internet. I was expecting a joke, but not this level of misinterpretation. The book is about the evil of a fascist egalitarian state, not an idiotic savage's failure to adapt to it.

  87. John X says:

    I LOLed at this. Good stuff. Keep it coming.

  88. MrBigT says:

    I could not here anything with all that Tap Dancing coooooning

    – only white people can come up with something like this
    – only whire people will enjoy this dumb shit

  89. Funcarson says:

    I like the little comedian badge from the watchmen u sneaked in their

  90. Jacob Black says:

    So a far Left star Trek?

  91. Google account 1 says:

    Can you do a video on how rap music props up a new era of black criminality

  92. Channel 123 PLEASE DO NOT SUBSCRIBE 567 says:

    The way of speaking does not match that old fashioned book at all but i like it since it gets straight to the point

  93. Julio Mo says:

    I had an idea like this, but for a history channel. Love it!

  94. Jacob Lee says:

    Just learned more this way than actually reading the book

  95. Michele Buring says:


  96. Black Coffee with ICE says:

    Just finished reeading. AND what a great analysis HAHA

  97. The Triptastic Team says:

    This the book i told my wife we happy few was based on

  98. Sean Coomes says:

    We pretty much live in a society that is soon to be a combination of brave new world and 1984. Social conditioning orchestrated by an oppressive regime.

  99. CV & K says:

    Wow way to totally miss the meaning that Huxley was conveying.

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