Aldous Huxley: Brave New World
Huxley. Brave New World.
The Author Aldous Huxley:
Aldous Huxley was born Godalming,
Eton Collage Berkshire
suffered an attack of keratitis punctata (an eye disease resulting in near blindness)
totally blind for a period about 18 months
first collection on poetry appeared
married Maria Nys (their child was born the year after)
Brave New World was first published
moved to the
Brave New World Revised appeared
Other Works: Crome Yellow Point
Counter Point (1928)
Bernard Marx: loves Lenina Crowne; untypical Alpha Plus (very small); more independent thinking as a result of feeling separate; outsider; close friend of Helmholtz Watson.
The Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning (DHC): humiliated by the arrival of Linda and John the Savage and resigns in disgrace.
Helmholtz Watson: Alpha-Plus with too much intelligence; also an outsider; friend of Bernard; writes a poem which gets him in trouble.
Fordship Mustapha Mond: Resident Controller for
Lenina Crowne: beautiful woman; goes out with Bernard Marx to the Savage Reservations; tries to sleep with the Savage (who is unwilling); unclear whether she is killed or not.
Linda: mother of the Savage; the DHC brought her to the reservation; alcoholic; consumes too much soma and dies soon thereafter.
John “The Savage”: son of the DHC and Linda; born on
the; excluded from Indian rituals; went to
changed: there is only one “
Bernard and Lenina go to an reservation and meet John whose mother is from the new world
They take John and his mother with them to confront Bernard’s Boss, the DHC, with John who is his son
In the new world John and the ugly old woman Linda become an immediate sensation
Linda begins to take Soma and dies of an overdose
John gets disappointed with Bernard and Helmholtz’s behaviour so that he stopped talking to them and become very angry
Bernard introduces John to several very important people, John hates to have so many people around with not a single minute of silence but Marx enjoys being in the limelight
most important people come to talk with John the Savage, he refuses to see them Helmholtz, Bernard and John the
Savage are ordered to Mustapha Mond, the controller of
about free-thinking an the drug soma and because the three rebels, can’t agree
with Mustapha Mond he sends Helmholtz and Bernard to islands and John out of
John looses contact with Bernard and Helmholtz, begins a new life in the old tower and remembered what he had learned in the reservation
But the people don’t leave him in peace and return with noisy helicopters so that John becomes seriously aggressive and shoots at them the people keep distance from John
The people and the radio reporters lose interest in the Savage until the day when a movie called “The Savage of Surrey” is shown in the cinemas interested people come to see the Savage
That’s too much for John. He committed suicide
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