A Brave New World sets 500 years in the future, in a whole new society in which technology has taken away feelings. Concepts as parenthood, love and liberty no longer exists, and people take soma, a drug, to maintain the society order.
This letter is from John to Lenina, where he explains the reasons of his suicide and asks her to wake up and see the world in a different and more human way. It is written with a nostalgic informal tone and it is directed to an all-ages audience, especially school students.
I used first person informal language with a nostalgic, almost desperate tone, in which I wanted to show John’s inside struggles applying phrases like “Am I sinning for wanting more than I deserve?” and “And it's wrong, and it's …show more content…
Personally, I think Lenina needed an explanation about his behavior. Furthermore, John was a Shakespeare’s follower so he wouldn’t end his life without …show more content…
Romeo, Othello, Hamlet... They made the same decision. This is the only way out, Lenina, and it hurts me so much the fact that I cannot show you the way I see the world. It hurts me not to be able to get you out of this place, where you live locked up in a golden cage without knowing it.
I wish I could introduce you to God, Shakespeare and pain. I would like you to know the concept of chastity, motherhood and love. I would like, Lenina, for you to see me the way I saw you when I met you.
You should know that I always think about you, Lenina; In every way, right and wrong. And it's wrong, and it's fine, and I'm going crazy. I always pray for you, Lenina. To Jesus, to Pookong, to all the gods I know and whom I do not know.
I wish I could have been your Romeo. I wish you would have been my Juliet. I wish things had been different... Am I sinning for wanting more than I deserve?
Honestly, Lenina... I do not know how you're going to take this. I do not know if this is going to change anything in you, or if you're just going to throw it away, like you do with everything else. But,
Lenina, Love. Cry, laugh. Feel. Pain is a part of life. Live.
“Lenina was still sobbing. ‘Too awful,’ she kept repeating, and all Bernard’s consolations were in vain. ‘Too awful! That blood!’ She shuddered. ‘Oh, I wish I had my soma” (Huxley 116).
In the chorus, there is a line that goes: “It’s the very face I fell for in the human race.” It tells about the love that Lenina has for John. She is attracted to his physical beauty exactly like what she feels with people in the World State. The next line, “I was brainwashed to be honest in this brave new world” simply describes the citizens of
Soon enough Lucy wants more from John of being in there own house and living better. As John is away Lucy gets sick and eventually dies. John seems to think he need to find someone else to be with. He do not take any time of feeling sad about Lucy death. Even though the whole town is mad at him for being too quick about finding another wife he still does it. Show that John cannot be alone, he needs someone there with him as a guide. His new wife Hattie is just someone one he brought into his life, even though he knows she could never take Lucy place. John does whatever he wants, no matter what Hattie wants him to do or does not want him to do. John still has not matured because a responsible man and matured man do what they're supposed to do the right way. John seem to always want to be an a relationship but not really with someone he truly love. Hattie says “ Well if you do not want me you made lak yuh did.”(143). Showing he give signs that he need someone to be around him. Eventually John no longer want Hattie anymore and also hits her. He tries to be on his own for awhile to get his mind straight after all the drama and court dates with Hattie. John after a while goes right back to
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Aldous Huxley’s compelling futuristic novel, Brave New World, takes place in an elaborately constructed society whose citizens have their intellect highly conditioned from birth to be entirely “jolly” [as stated in the text] throughout life merely through superficial fulfillment that the government is able to provide. However, the perpetually gleeful yet blind citizens are stripped of their dignity, compassion, values and morals-ultimately losing their human emotions without the realization that they’ve lost such an important aspect in life. When problems arise, the drug soma is a quick ‘solution’ to the distress it brings. An outcast to the new society, Bernard Marx struggles through his life, seeking to understand why his peer’s, such
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