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Essay on Brave New World - Summary

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This novel takes place in the year 632 A.F. The government controls the population of Utopia, there are only test tube births and an artificial process for multiplying the embryos. Marriage is forbidden. There are ten World Controllers; these people control the government and all of their plans. In the very beginning there are students being given a guided party line tour through the London Hatcheries. Two employees that work there are Henry Foster and Lenina Crowne, they have been dating each other too much and are discouraged by the state. So Lenina’s best friend, Fanny, picks on her because of this. Lenina then meets Bernard Marx, and grows to like him so much that she agrees to go on a vacation with him to a New Mexican
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Finally he comes to his senses and takes his life as the only way out.

Main Characters:
Bernard Marx- small and ugly due to an accident prior to his decanting, he hates the Utopian system that made him a misfit
John- born outside Utopia and brought to it, his goodness and honesty contrast sharply with the Utopians
Lenina Crowne- uncommonly pretty nurse at the hatchery, she is flighty and sentimental, she dates Bernard and Henry
Tomakin- Director of the Hatchery
Linda- Gave birth to John by Tomakin, was left behind on the Savage Reservation
Helmoltz Watson- a friend of Marx, a would-be rebel
Henry Foster- a junior executive at the Hatchery, eager, knowledgeable of statistics
Fanny- a worker in the bottling room at the hatchery, best friend of Lenina’s

Literary Terms/ Techniques- This novel was written in a Third person point of view. It was as if you were telling some one what had happened through -out the book. This story was written in a novel form. There were paragraphs and chapters, not lines and scenes. This book was not based on fact. This was not a factual book, it is science fiction novel and was created in the imagination of the authors head.

Mood/ Tone/ Setting- The mood was straightforward, dark, and cold; it was not a pleasant book to read because the mood of the book changed your mood to a heartless feeling. The tone, was one of a science lab, it was hard to read. The setting was in the year of
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