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Brave New World Study Guide
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Who is the DHC and what is he doing in the first chapter? Why do you think Huxley begins this way?
Director of Hatchery and Comditioning
He is giving a tour to start the readers in a tour to show where everything starts.
What is Bokanovsky's Process?
Eggs dividing or budding multiple times
What happens in the Embryo store?
Babies are stored in there
What are the social groups?
Alpha- Highest level and very intelligent
Beta- 2nd highest level pretty intelligent
Gamma- middle class
Delta- can read and write and only do basic jobs
What does the DHC do to the Delta infants? Why?
Shows them books and flowers and shocks them into being afraid of them
What is the reaction to "parent"
The boys blush and become nervous
What is hypnopedia? What is its function in society?
Sleep teaching which is used to reach them thoughts and moral education
Who is Mustapha Mond?
Describe his character.
He is one of the 11 world leaders
Impending and a bit dark, mid height, black haired, with a hooked nose, full red lips
How does Mond describe family life?
Disgusting and riddled with germs and sickness
What does Fanny think about Lenina seeing Henry Foster for so long? What does this tell us about their society?
Fanny thinks Lenina is going to get in trouble for being with He ry for so long; they don't support monogamy; "everyone belongs to everyone"
What is the position in the new world about relationships and feelings?
Long, drawn out relationships are disgusting and feelings are taboo; being in love is against their Society
What about does Lenina wear? What is its function?
A cartridge belt; holds contraceptives
How is Christianity viewed in the world? Why?
Viewed as a sort of drug that couldn't help everyone/ very well. People didn't get why men would pray, when all they would have to do is commit
What defect does Benard bear? How does it affect him?
Bernard is smaller than the office he is smarter than most, too, and thinks differently; other alpahas tendo to have no trouble talking to him
Describe the character of Helmholtz
Tall, handsome "every centimeter of corn is an alpha plus" Smart like Bernard realize that all he had wasnt enough
What has isolated Helmholtz?
Helmholtz has gotten fed up with girls and sports; he'd rather do other things than those.
How can death in the new world be socially useful
The phosphorus from the dead body will go into the ground to help feed the plants
Why did the attendants at the Soidarity service sing to be annihilated?
To praise Ford
What is soma? What does it do? Compare it to Compare it to something in our time
Soma is the drug of the New World, it makes you happy the blocks out bad things; it is similar to morphine
Why does Bernard want to refuse so much for his date with Lenina?
He says he wants to be himself while he is with her
What is happening to Bernard in this chapter? What details does Huxley give to show us this change?
Bernard is going insane; after arguing with Lenina and a long moment of silence, he laughs out loud and touches Lenina like another man would
What error does the DHC make when signing Bernards permit? How do we know?
He opens up about his past relationship with someone who he lost on a trip. We know because he starts attacking Bernard and threatening him.
What is special and unique about the reservation and its people? Describe the reservation in detail.
The reservation is like our world where more things are natural
What specific event on the reservation is too much for Lenina?
Where she learns that everyone does not belong to everyone.
What do you belong in this chapter that is related to the DHC's earlier error in chapter 6?
He has a son
Who are Linda and John? How do they differ from one another?
Linda it's from the utopia society and John was born on the reservation
Compare Linda and John to Lenina
Linda and John are lower people and Lenina does not live on the reservation
What was John's childhood like?how did Linda treat him?
John had a tough time fitting in with native boys so he spent most of his time by himself. Linda was glad that John was there but mad at herself for having a child
What book greatly influenced John? How? What you know about the author?
Shakespeare greatly influenced John because he could relate to him on an emotional level
What does Bernard admit to and chapter 8?
He was decanted differently
What does Lenina do to escape her discomfort on the reservation?
Takes a lot of soma to go on a soma holiday
What does the DHC try to do to Bernard? Why do you think he acts the way he does?
Dismiss him because Bernard's knows the DHC's secret
What John do in Linina's room? Why do you think he acts the way he does?
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