An overview of the three main characters in the novel brave new world by aldous huxley

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.

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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. The lesson, repeated times in each of three sessions a week for 30 months, seals them into that place. As do many writers of Utopian works, Huxley brings in an outsider John the Savage who can see the flaws of the society that are invisible to those who have grown up within it. Mond outlines for John the events that led to the present society and his arguments for a caste system and social control. Almost all traces of the past have been erased, for, as Henry Ford said, "History is bunk. Thus, "consuming transport" is good for an economy that sells transport services and makes vehicles. When John wakes up the next morning, he hates himself with new intensity. They all ask her what it's like to make love to a Savage, but she still doesn't know; John has maintained his purity against Utopia's promiscuity.

Lenina is also interested in Bernard, if only because he is a bit different in a world in which everybody conforms. But is he taking John's side here? Crowds descend from helicopters to witness the spectacle. John reads Helmholtz parts of Romeo and Juliet, but Helmholtz cannot keep himself from laughing at a serious passage about love, marriage, and parents—ideas that are ridiculous, almost scatological in World State culture.

In pre-World War II England such novels were more likely to have been written by members of the upper class, simply because they had much greater access to good education.

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Oh, and ritually throwing up to cleanse himself of the horrors of civilization and his desire to have sex with Lenina. Later in the book, other characters do ask this question, and they provide some answers.

Huxley wants you to compare John's aloneness with Bernard's. John asks if he may go to the islands as well, but Mond refuses, saying he wishes to see what happens to John next.

He thinks it absurdly comical that Juliet has a mother and that she wants to give herself to one man but not to another. Huxley shows you that even an idealist can feel lust; John is learning the truth that the Controller recognized in the previous chapter, that passion is part of the definition of humanity.

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If you never grow old, you never feel the pains of aging- but you never feel the positive emotions of achievement or contentment with the life you've lived, either. Imagine having 99 clones!

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The story opens in London some years in the future- A. Bernard is primarily disgruntled because he is too small and weak for his caste; Helmholtz is unhappy because he is too intelligent for his job writing hypnopaedic phrases. After Ford in the calendar of the era. 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. John, Bernard, Helmholtz, and the Controller express ideas through real personalities, but you will enjoy most of the others more if you see them as cartoon characters rather than as full portraits that may seem so poorly drawn that they will disappoint you. Actually, he says a "propaganda technician" must find these feelings, seeing no difference between that label and "poet. Bernard reacts wildly when Mond says that he and Helmholtz will be exiled to distant islands, and he is carried from the room. After the feely, hordes of people descend on the lighthouse and demand that John whip himself. Lenina is disturbed by this, so disturbed that she thinks, "Perhaps he had found her too plump, after all. This conditioning does not- as it might- prepare people to cope with the death of a loved one or with their own mortality. Bernard Marx, an Alpha, is one of the main characters of the story.
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley : Barron's Notes