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Brave New World
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What does Mustapha Mond have that others don't?
Books, painting, religious icons, literature
Who is God?
Henry Ford is considered the World State's God because of his assembly line
What does John call Lenina (insult)?
What happens to Bernard and Helmholtz?
They are exiled to different islands.
Why does Mustapha say it is better to be exiled?
There are more free thinkers on the islands they can talk to.
What do people say happened to Bernard during his time in his test tube (womb)?
He got alcohol poisoning (he is shorter than the other Alphas)
What is the solidarity service?
It is a "religious" type of service during which people take soma, chant and feel a oneness.
What is the savage reservation called?
Mal pais (means "bad country" in Spanish)
What is sleep conditioning?
What is the Bokanovsky process?
process of dividing eggs many times (cloning)
What do women wear to carry their contraceptives?
Malthusian belt (Allusion to a real person, Malthusia, who thought there was overpopulation in the world)
What is neopavlonian conditioning?
training children to think a certain way (shocking vs candy)
What is interesting about many names in the book?
The names are Russian (reference to communism)
Why does Bernard get upset about how Henry Foster talks about Lenina?
He talks about her like she is a piece of meat
Why do the women of Mal Pais get mad at Linda?
She slept with their husbands, the savages are more monogamous
What are the purposes of soma?
- get rid of unwanted emotions
- blur reality
- get rid of stress
- used when people die
What is Bernard's purpose for bringing John back to the World State?
fame, to humiliate the director
Why is the World State not interested in Linda?
she is old, ugly and fat
What do the members of the New World take to stay young?
What does John want to do when he hears that Bernard and Helmholtz are being exiled?
He wants to go with them
Where does John live?
in a lighthouse away from people
What does John do that others find interesting?
he whips himself
Why is it impossible for John to live in the New World?
he doesn't fit in, doesn't like the idea of soma because he wants to feel real emotions
How does John describe the New World?
Too perfect, easy, and simple
What are people not aware about in the New World?
Love, passion, and religion (real God)
Who does John constantly quote?
How are members of the New World society conditioned to feel?
content with their place in society
Who kills Lenina and John?
John kills Lenina then hangs himself
How does John feel at the parties that he goes to?
Like an animal on display, feels used
When Linda dies, what does John do with the soma?
throws it out the window
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