Brave New World (Chapters 10-18)

In the continuation of Brave New World, Linda and John was grant premission to visit the World State. As Linda walks into the conversation between Bernard and the Director, the narrator described her as “Bloated, sagging, and among those firm youthful bodies, those undistorted faces, a strange and terrifying monster of middle-agedness”(Huxley 139). After Linda walked into the crowd that the Director drew, people sees Linda as a monster or a unnatural being because of her age. Since in the story everyone in living in the World State is a fairly young adult and encountering Linda is new to all of the workers that the director drew in. The Director past lover Linda with the embarrassment of John calling him “father” cause him to resign.

After John was introduce to the World State, he has be refer to as “the savage” instead of his name. The irony of this is that John is a decent human being throughout the story. It is the people in the World State that are the savages and not John.

John had became a sensation in the World State society, although previously not being able to fit in the savage reservation. It then Bernard use this to his advatange as the narrator described “It was John, then, they were all after. And as it was only through Bernard, his accredited guardian, that John could be seen, Bernard now found himself, for the first time in his life, treated not merely normally, but as a person of outstanding importance”(Huxley 144). John is now Brenard responsibility and only through him that people can see John and through John, Bernard is treated like a proper Alpha plus. Bernard character slowly develop from see that the is something wrong with the World State caste system to forgetting about the problems.

It was then that John picks up the role that Bernard left off as John said “Don’t take that horrible stuff. It’s poison, it’s poison.”(Huxley 191). John drastically changes after her mother death, seeing that there is something wrong in society and knowing that soma was not good for them. John is similar to Bernard before he let all that fame get to his head, but John did something about it.

Although in a world of technological advancement science is frowned upon as said by Mustapha Mond “It isn’t only art that’s incompatible with happiness; it’s also science. Science is dangerous; we have to keep it most carefully chained and muzzled.”(Huxley 202). In a society so dependent on technology even using it to clone humans it is forbidden, that is very ironic because they use technology to reach a point of an utopian society but don’t use it to better it.

After a long talk with Mustapah Mond about what is right or wrong, John is sent to an island for the crime and outcast just like how Bernard felt during the beginning of the story. John torture himself for the things he did by whip himself.

Overall the book was fantastic to read and enjoyed it a lot. Although the ending was a bit unsatisfying because nothing had really change in the World State.

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