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Brave New World | Sources of character names


Sicherlich habt Ihr Euch auch schon über den einen oder anderen Namen der Protagonisten in Brave New World gewundert. Diese sind aber von Aldous Huxley sehr bedacht ausgewählt.
Was dahinter steckt erfahrt Ihr hier.

Arch-Community Songster

» from a parody of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Anglican Church's decision in August 1930 to approve limited use of contraception

Benito Hoover

» from Benito Mussolini, dictator of Italy; and Herbert Hoover, then President of the USA

Bernard Marx

» from George Bernard Shaw, playwright, and Karl Marx, a German philosopher and author of Das Kapital and The Communist Manifesto

Clara Deterding

» from Henri Deterding, one of the founders of the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company

Darwin Bonaparte

» from Napoleon Bonaparte, the leader of the First French Empire, and Charles Darwin, author of The Origin of Species

Fanny Crowne

» from Fanny Kaplan, famous for an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate Lenin. Ironically, in the novel, Lenina and Fanny are friends

Fifi Bradlaugh

» from the British political activist and atheist Charles Bradlaugh

Helmholtz Watson

» from the German physician and physicist Hermann von Helmholtz and the American behaviorist John B. Watson

Herbert Bakunin

» from Mikhail Bakunin, a Russian philosopher and anarchist

Jean-Jacques Habibullah

» from the French political philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Habibullah Khan, who served as Emir of Afghanistan in the early 20th century

Joanna Diesel

» from Rudolf Diesel, the German engineer who invented the diesel engine

Lenina Crowne

» from Vladimir Lenin, the Bolshevik leader during the Russian Revolution

Morgana Rothschild

» from the Rothschild family, famous for its European banking operations

Mustapha Mond

» from Mustapha Kemal Atatürk, founder of Turkey after World War One, who pulled his country into modernisation and official secularism; and Alfred Mond, charismatic British businessman and politician, the founder of Imperial Chemical Industries corporation

Polly Trotsky

» from Leon Trtsky, the Russian revolutionary leader


» from the Native American rebel who was responsible for the conflict now known as Popé's rebellion

Primo Mellon

» from Miguel Primo de Rivera, prime minister and dictator of Spain (1923-1930), and Thomas Mellon, banker

Sarojini Engels

» from Friedrich Engels, co-author of The Communist Manifesto along with Karl Marx; and Sarojini Naidu, Indian politician

Tom Kawaguchi

» from the Japanese Buddhist monk Ekai Kawaguchi, the first recorded Japanese traveler to Tibet and Nepal

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