Georg Engel's Leistungskurs Englisch 2006/08 Looking forward to the Brave New World of universal happiness after the Abitur...

Abiturtext 1982:

Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Expected answers

Question 1

Step 1

description of the atmosphere (room and nurses):

large, bare, white, aseptic > effect: cold, clinical, hygienic

Step 2:

description of the bowls of roses, blossoms, petals (positive associations)

ripe-blown, silkily smooth, luminous, celestial, cherubs…

Step 3:

sudden change of description/reversal of positive associations:

linked to death (=return to step 1, hospital-like where you also find death): pale, posthumous, marble

Stylistic means:

➢ use of adjectives: descriptive, appreciative, depreciative

➢ similes

➢ alliteration

➢ repetition of key words