Brave New World (extra credit )

The 1980 Film Brave New World shows how the factory operates , they had  unique signs they used to communicate with each other. Special information were shared only with the Alphas because they were most cherished being at the top of the caste. Bernard and John were from different parts of the world but faced similar situations. They were both in search of finding a place in society.They both thought for themselves unlike the others who didn’t want to think beyond which they considered blaspheming.

The film started of with a group Alphas were being lectured by the director , he was showing them a film about how life was for people before they created the perfect community. The group were disgusted by what they seen people suffering from poverty , mothers giving birth and the kids eating from the floor had the Alphas ready to throw up. “Females gave viviparous birth”, like animals said of the student. The director said that he’s 50 years old but looked relatively young, due to them not aging in this perfect community. Bernard is a Alpha male who wasn’t satisfied because of his height compared to the other Alpha males, Bernard was adventurous he wanted to visit the reservation of mexico. He asked for approval from the director to visit the camp. The director didn’t want Bernard to go to the camp telling him about his experience there years ago ,but he told him if he do go take a female with him.

Bernard decided to take Lenina to Mexico , after their arrival to the reservation Lenina was disgusted after seeing a old man “he’s so old ” she said. Lenina wasn’t use to seeing old people because back in her community nobody aged. Lenina asked for some soma to help her calm down from her anxieties ” I’ve probably caught one of yall diseases” she said , no  your pregnant replied one of the woman that lived on the camp. Those words sent Lenina into a shock its almost like she was amused. One the other hand while Lenina was traumatized Bernard was quite calm and open to what was going on around him.

Bernard and Lenina came across John who’s mother was Linda , John told them about his mother not being from the reservation. Linda felt rescue when she found out Bernard and Lenina came from the other place. Bernard and Lenina decided to take the two back with them. When they returned to the factory and Linda recognized The director and quickly went over to give him a hug. The director was embarrassed after john called him father all the students laughed, they found it quite funny. Bernard began getting noticed more by his peers since his return  from the reservation and its almost like he’s using John to help him fit in.

John was trying to fit in within this new society but he wasn’t use to the things that he was witnessing in the factory its like he almost viewed them as robots the way they spoke and act was in a orderly manor. John was used to seeing people think and act on their own free will. John likes Lenina but doesn’t makes any effort to sleep with her which made her feel less of herself. He only wants to be with one female but Lenina is used to sleeping around with different men which changed John view towards her. Linda who ended up in the hospital from a overdose on drug later died causing John to go into rage causing a brawl. John ,Bernard and Helmholts were held accountable and punishment would be deportation to another island.

They were all sent to different location ,Bernard went to island while john decided to stay in a house in the country side. John whipped himself everyday as a form of punishment. Even thought Bernard and John came from different place they both had a hard task trying to fit in a society.

 

 

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