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Ostracised by the villagers, John is able to articulate his feelings only in terms of Shakespearean drama, quoting often from The Tempest , King Lear , Othello , Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet. Linda now wants to return to London, and John, too, wants to see this "brave new world". Bernard sees an opportunity to thwart plans to exile him, and gets permission to take Linda and John back.
On their return to London, John meets the Director and calls him his "father", a vulgarity which causes a roar of laughter. The humiliated Director resigns in shame before he can follow through with exiling Bernard. Bernard, as "custodian" of the "savage" John who is now treated as a celebrity, is fawned on by the highest members of society and revels in attention he once scorned.
Bernard's popularity is fleeting, though, and he becomes envious that John only really bonds with the literary-minded Helmholtz. Considered hideous and friendless, Linda spends all her time using soma, while John refuses to attend social events organised by Bernard, appalled by what he perceives to be an empty society.
Lenina and John are physically attracted to each other, but John's view of courtship and romance, based on Shakespeare's writings, is utterly incompatible with Lenina's freewheeling attitude to sex.
She tries to seduce him, but he attacks her, before suddenly being informed that his mother is on her deathbed. He rushes to Linda's bedside, causing a scandal, as this is not the "correct" attitude to death.
Some children who enter the ward for "death-conditioning" come across as disrespectful to John until he attacks one physically. He then tries to break up a distribution of soma to a lower-caste group, telling them that he is freeing them. Helmholtz and Bernard rush in to stop the ensuing riot, which the police quell by spraying soma vapor into the crowd. Bernard, Helmholtz, and John are all brought before Mustapha Mond, the "Resident World Controller for Western Europe", who tells Bernard and Helmholtz that they are to be exiled to islands for antisocial activity.
Bernard pleads for a second chance, but Helmholtz welcomes the opportunity to be a true individual, and chooses the Falkland Islands as his destination, believing that their bad weather will inspire his writing. Mond tells Bernard that exile is actually a reward.
The islands are full of the most interesting people in the world, individuals who did not fit into the social model of the World State. Mond outlines for John the events that led to the present society and his arguments for a caste system and social control.
John rejects Mond's arguments, and Mond sums up John's views by claiming that John demands "the right to be unhappy". John asks if he may go to the islands as well, but Mond refuses, saying he wishes to see what happens to John next. Jaded with his new life, John moves to an abandoned hilltop tower, near the village of Puttenham , where he intends to adopt a solitary ascetic lifestyle in order to purify himself of civilization, practising self-flagellation.
This soon draws reporters and eventually hundreds of amazed sightseers, hoping to witness his bizarre behaviour; one of them is implied to be Lenina. At the sight of the woman he both adores and loathes, John attacks her with his whip. The onlookers are wildly aroused by the display and John is caught up in the crowd's soma-fuelled frenzy. The next morning, he remembers the previous night's events and is stricken with remorse.
Onlookers and journalists who arrive that evening discover John dead, having hanged himself.
Although Bernard is an Alpha-Plus the upper class of the society , he is a misfit. He is unusually short for an Alpha; an alleged accident with alcohol in Bernard's blood-surrogate before his decanting has left him slightly stunted. Bernard's independence of mind stems more from his inferiority complex and depressive nature than from any depth of philosophical conviction. Unlike his fellow utopians, Bernard is often angry, resentful, and jealous. At times, he is also cowardly and hypocritical.
His conditioning is clearly incomplete. He doesn't enjoy communal sports, solidarity services, or promiscuous sex. He doesn't even get much joy out of soma. Bernard is in love with Lenina but he doesn't like her sleeping with other men, even though "everyone belongs to everyone else". Bernard's triumphant return to utopian civilisation with John the Savage from the Reservation precipitates the downfall of the Director, who had been planning to exile him.
Bernard's triumph is short-lived. Success goes to his head. Despite his tearful pleas, he is ultimately banished to an island for his non-conformist behaviour.
John, the illicit son of the Director and Linda, born and reared on the Savage Reservation "Malpais" after Linda was unwittingly left behind by her errant lover.
John "the Savage", as he is often called is an outsider both on the Reservation—where the natives still practice marriage, natural birth, family life and religion—and the ostensibly civilised World State, based on principles of stability and shallow happiness. He has read nothing but the complete works of William Shakespeare , which he quotes extensively, and, for the most part, aptly, though his allusion to the "Brave New World" Miranda's words in The Tempest takes on a darker and bitterly ironic resonance as the novel unfolds.
The admonishments of the men of Malpais taught him to regard his mother as a whore; but he cannot grasp that these were the same men who continually sought her out despite their supposedly sacred pledges of monogamy. Because he is unwanted in Malpais, he accepts the invitation to travel back to London and is initially astonished by the comforts of the World State. However, he remains committed to values that exist only in his poetry.
He first spurns Lenina for failing to live up to his Shakespearean ideal and then the entire utopian society: he asserts that its technological wonders and consumerism are poor substitutes for individual freedom, human dignity and personal integrity. After his mother's death, he becomes deeply distressed with grief, surprising onlookers in the hospital. He then ostracizes himself from society and attempts to purify himself of "sin" desire , but is finally unable to do so and hangs himself in despair.
He feels unfulfilled writing endless propaganda doggerel, and the stifling conformism and philistinism of the World State make him restive.
Helmholtz is ultimately exiled to the Falkland Islands —a cold asylum for disaffected Alpha-Plus non-conformists—after reading a heretical poem to his students on the virtues of solitude and helping John destroy some Deltas' rations of soma following Linda's death.
Unlike Bernard, he takes his exile in his stride and comes to view it as an opportunity for inspiration in his writing. Lenina is promiscuous and popular but somewhat quirky in her society: she had a four-month relation with Henry Foster, choosing not to have sex with anyone but him for a period of time.
She is basically happy and well-conditioned, using soma to suppress unwelcome emotions, as is expected. Lenina has a date with Bernard, to whom she feels ambivalently attracted, and she goes to the Reservation with him. On returning to civilization, she tries and fails to seduce John the Savage. John loves and desires Lenina but he is repelled by her forwardness and the prospect of pre-marital sex, rejecting her as an " impudent strumpet ".
Lenina visits John at the lighthouse but he attacks her with a whip, unwittingly inciting onlookers to do the same. Her exact fate is left unspecified. Sophisticated and good-natured, Mond is an urbane and hyperintelligent advocate of the World State and its ethos of "Community, Identity, Stability". Among the novel's characters, he is uniquely aware of the precise nature of the society he oversees and what it has given up to accomplish its gains.
Mond argues that art, literature, and scientific freedom must be sacrificed to secure the ultimate utilitarian goal of maximising societal happiness. He defends the genetic caste system, behavioural conditioning, and the lack of personal freedom in the World State: these, he says, are a price worth paying for achieving social stability, the highest social virtue because it leads to lasting happiness. Fanny Crowne, Lenina Crowne's friend they have the same last name because only ten thousand last names are in use in a World State comprising two billion people.
Fanny voices the conventional values of her caste and society, particularly the importance of promiscuity: she advises Lenina that she should have more than one man in her life because it is unseemly to concentrate on just one. Fanny then, however, warns Lenina away from a new lover whom she considers undeserving, yet she is ultimately supportive of the young woman's attraction to the savage John.
Henry Foster, One of Lenina's many lovers, he is a perfectly conventional Alpha male, casually discussing Lenina's body with his coworkers. His success with Lenina, and his casual attitude about it, infuriate the jealous Bernard. Henry ultimately proves himself every bit the ideal World State citizen, finding no courage to defend Lenina from John's assaults despite having maintained an uncommonly longstanding sexual relationship with her.
Benito Hoover, Another of Lenina's lovers. She remembers that he is particularly hairy when he takes his clothes off.
His plans take an unexpected turn, however, when Bernard returns from the Reservation with Linda see below and John, a child they both realize is actually his. This fact, scandalous and obscene in the World State not because it was extramarital which all sexual acts are but because it was procreative, leads the Director to resign his post in shame.
Despite following her usual precautions, Linda became pregnant with the Director's son during their time together and was therefore unable to return to the World State by the time that she found her way to Malpais. Having been conditioned to the promiscuous social norms of the World State, Linda finds herself at once popular with every man in the pueblo because she is open to all sexual advances and also reviled for the same reason, seen as a whore by the wives of the men who visit her and by the men themselves who come to her nonetheless.
Linda is desperate to return to the World State and to soma, wanting nothing more from her remaining life than comfort until death. He takes personal offense when John refuses to attend Bernard's party.
The Director of Crematoria and Phosphorus Reclamation, one of the many disappointed, important figures to attend Bernard's party. He is blond, short, broad-shouldered, and has a booming voice. Darwin Bonaparte is known for two other works: "feely of the gorillas' wedding",  and "Sperm Whale's Love-life". He renews his fame by filming the savage, John, in his newest release "The Savage of Surrey".
Shaw, Bernard Marx's physician who consequently becomes the physician of both Linda and John. He prescribes a lethal dose of soma to Linda, which will stop her respiratory system from functioning in a span of one to two months, at her own behest but not without protest from John.
Ultimately, they all agree that it is for the best, since denying her this request would cause more trouble for Society and Linda herself. Gaffney, Provost of Eton, an Upper School for high-caste individuals. Others[ edit ] Freemartins , women who have been deliberately made sterile by exposure to male hormones during fetal development but still physically normal except for "the slightest tendency to grow beards.
Although he reinforces the behavior that causes hatred for Linda in Malpais by sleeping with her and bringing her mescal , he still holds the traditional beliefs of his tribe. From the ranks of the crawling babies came little squeals of excitement, gurgles and twitterings of pleasure. The Director rubbed his hands. The swiftest crawlers were already at their goal. Small hands reached out un- certainly, touched, grasped, unpetaling the transfigured roses, crumpling the il- luminated pages of the books.
The Director waited until all were happily busy. And, lifting his hand, he gave the signal. The Head Nurse, who was standing by a switchboard at the other end of the room, pressed down a little lever.
There was a violent explosion. Shriller and ever shriller, a siren shrieked. Alarm bells maddeningly sounded. He waved his hand again, and the Head Nurse pressed a second lever. The screaming of the babies suddenly changed its tone. There was something des- perate, almost insane, about the sharp spasmodic yelps to which they now gave utterance. Their little bodies twitched and stiffened; their limbs moved jerkily as if to the tug of unseen wires.
The explosions ceased, the bells stopped ringing, the shriek of the siren died down from tone to tone into silence. The stiffly twitching bodies relaxed, and what had become the sob and yelp of infant maniacs broadened out once more into a normal howl of ordinary terror. The nurses obeyed; but at the approach of the roses, at the mere sight of those gaily-coloured images of pussy and cock-a-doodle-doo and baa-baa black she- ep, the infants shrank away in horror, the volume of their howling suddenly increased.
Books and loud noises, fiowers and electric shocks-already in the infant mind these couples were compromisingly linked; and after two hundred repetitions of the same or a similar lesson would be wedded indissolubly.
What man has joined, nature is powerless to put asunder. Reflexes unalterably conditioned. Still yelling, the khaki babies were loaded on to their dumb-waiters and whee- led out, leaving behind them the smell of sour milk and a most welcome silence. Why go to the trouble of making it psychologically impossi- ble for Deltas to like flowers?
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Patiently the D. If the children were made to scream at the sight of a rose, that was on grounds of high economic policy. Not so very long ago a century or thereabouts , Gammas, Deltas, even Epsilons, had been conditioned to like flowers-flowers in particular and wild nature in general.
The idea was to make them want to be going out into the country at every available opportunity, and so compel them to consume transport. Primroses and landscapes, he pointed out, have one grave defect: A love of nature keeps no factories busy.
It was decided to abolish the love of nature, at any rate among the lower classes; to abolish the love of na- ture, but not the tendency to consume transport. For of course it was essential that they should keep on going to the country, even though they hated it. The problem was to find an economically sounder reason for consuming transport than a mere affection for primroses and landscapes. It was duly found.
At the same time, we see to it that all country sports shall entail the use of elaborate apparatus. So that they consume manufactured articles as well as transport.
Hence those electric shocks. Reuben was the child of Polish-speaking parents. There was an uneasy silence. Several of the boys blushed. They had not yet learned to draw the significant but often very fine distinction between smut and pure science. One, at last, had the courage to raise a hand. But then most historical facts are unpleasant. He returned to Little Reuben-to Little Reuben, in whose room, one evening, by an oversight, his father and mother crash, crash!
He, fortunately, understood English, recognized the discourse as that which Shaw had broad- casted the previous evening, realized the significance of what had happened, and sent a letter to the medical press about it. The principle had been discovered; but many, many years were to elapse before that principle was usefully applied. Furiously the students scribbled. Why not before? Two reasons. A small boy asleep on his right side, the right arm stuck out, the right hand hanging limp over the edge of the bed.
Through a round grating in the side of a box a voice speaks softly. Although falling short of the length of the Mississippi-Missouri, the Nile is at the head of all rivers as regards the length of its basin, which extends through 35 degrees of latitude. The Nile is the.
That howl, the Director made it plain, discouraged the earliest invesfigators. The experiments were abandoned. No further attempt was made to teach chil- dren the length of the Nile in their sleep. Quite rightly. The students followed him, desperately scribbling as they walked and all the way up in the lift. The students and even the Director himself rose automatically to the tips of their toes.
They were Alphas, of course, but even Alphas have been well conditioned. Fifty yards of tiptoeing brought them to a door which the Director cautiously opened. They stepped over the threshold into the twilight of a shuttered dor- mitory.
Eighty cots stood in a row against the wall. There was a sound of light regular breathing and a continuous murmur, as of very faint voices remotely whispering. The Director walked slowly down the long line of cots.
Rosy and relaxed with sleep, eighty little boys and girls lay seftly hreathing. There was a whisper under every pillow. At the end of the room a loud speaker projected from the wall. The Director walked up to it and pressed a switch. And Epsilons are still worse. Besides they wear black, which is such a beastly colour.
And then we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas. Gammas are stupid. They all wear green, and Delta children wear khaki. The Director pushed back the switch.
The voice was silent. Only its thin ghost continued to mutter from beneath the eighty pillows. A hundred and twenty times three times a week for thirty months.
After which they go on to a more advanced lesson.
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Roses and electric shocks, the khaki of Deltas and a whiff of asaf? But wordless conditioning is crude and wholesale; cannot bring home the finer distinctions, cannot inculcate the more complex courses of behaviour. For that there must be words, but words without reason. Not so much like drops of water, though water, it is true, can wear holes in the hardest granite; rather, drops of liquid sealing-wax, drops that adhere, incrust, incorporate themselves with what they fall on, till finally the rock is all one scarlet blob.
The mind that judges and desires and decides- made up of these sug- gestions. But all these suggestions are our suggestions! Naked in the warm June sunshine, six or seven hundred little boys and girls were running with shrill yells over the lawns, or playing ball games, or squatting silently in twos and threes among the flowering shrubs. The roses were in bloom, two nightingales soliloquized in the boskage, a cuckoo was just going out of tune among the lime trees.
The air was drowsy with the murmur of bees and helicopters. The Director and his students stood for a short time watching a game of Centri- fugal Bumble-puppy. Twenty children were grouped in a circle round a chrome steel tower. A ball thrown up so as to land on the platform at the top of the tower rolled down into the interior, fell on a rapidly revolving disk, was hur- led through one or other of the numerous apertures pierced in the cylindrical casing, and had to be caught.
In a little grassy bay between tall clumps of Mediterranean heather, two chil- dren, a little boy of about seven and a little girl who might have been a year older, were playing, very gravely and with all the focussed attention of scien- tists intent on a labour of discovery, a rudimentary sexual game. But their smile was rather patronizing. They had put aside similar childish amusements too recently to be able to watch them now without a touch of contempt.
From a neighbouring shrubbery emerged a nurse, leading by the hand a small boy, who howled as he went. An anxious-looking little girl trotted at her heels. The nurse shrugged her shoulders. And now again to-day. He started yelling just now. He let out the amazing truth.
For a very long period before the time of Our Ford, and even for some generations afterwards, erotic play between children had been regarded as abnormal there was a roar of laughter ; and not only ab- normal, actually immoral no! A look of astonished incredulity appeared on the faces of his listeners.
Poor little kids not allowed to amuse themselves? They could not believe it. They looked around. On the fringe of the little group stood a stranger-a man of middle height, black-haired, with a hooked nose, full red lips, eyes very pier- cing and dark. What an unexpected pleasure! Boys, what are you thinking of?
This is the Controller; this is his fordship, Mustapha Mond. In the four thousand rooms of the Centre the four thousand electric clocks si- multaneously struck four. Discarnate voices called from the trumpet mouths. In the lift, on their way up to the changing rooms, Henry Foster and the Assis- tant Director of Predestination rather pointedly turned their backs on Bernard Marx from the Psychology Bureau: The faint hum and rattle of machinery still stirred the crimson air in the Embryo Store. Shifts might come and go, one lupus-coloured face give place to another; majestically and for ever the conveyors crept forward with their load of future men and women.
His fordship Mustapha Mond! The eyes of the saluting students almost pop- ped out of their heads. Mustapha Mond! The Resident Controller for Western Europe! One of the Ten World Controllers. One of the Ten.
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A nurse rose as they entered and came to attention before the Director. IDPH 21 There was a pause; then the voice began again. Once more the Director touched the switch. Just kids. Second Day-shift take over. Main Day-shift off. Lenina Crowne walked briskly towards the door. Straight from the mouth of Ford http: Access your Docsity account. Sign in via social Sign up with Facebook. Sign up with Google. Forgot your password? Forgot your username? Do not have an account?
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We immunize the fish against the future man's diseases. He wrote in a letter to Mrs. While at thirteen a man is not yet sexually mature; and is only full-grown at twenty. A young Beta-Minus mechanic was busy with screw-driver and spanner on the blood-surrogate pump of a passing bottle.