Brave New World

What is the author's purpose in using irony?

What is Aldous Huxley's purpose in using irony in Brave New World? Please include examples, thank you!

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Huxley's purpose for using irony is the ability to infuse his work with some good old-fashioned sarcasm. We think of mothers and fathers as endearing, loving people.... parents in A Brave New World are seen in a negative, often dirty context. The beauty of life is denigrated into a scientific procedure...... something we consider a miracle is nothing more than a mixture in a test tube.