Brave New World

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The World State doesn't really have a religion, but it does have a symbolic and revered father figure: Henry T. Ford. Ford is the perfect "god" for World State society because in developing his Ford Motor Company, he invented mass production by means of the assembly line and the specialization of workers, each of whom has one single and specific job. The World State takes Ford's ideas about mass production and the assembly line and applies them to biology—to people. The entire World State is an assembly line, pumping out people conditioned to fit into a single specialized caste and job.
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Ford Symbol Timeline in Brave New World

The timeline below shows where the symbol Ford appears in Brave New World. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3
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...promiscuity were terrible. The director exclaims in shock and awe that this man is his fordship, Mustapha Mond, one of the ten World Controllers. (full context)
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...to make everyone happy whenever they wanted to be. The first sale of a Model-T Ford was chosen as the beginning of the new era. (full context)