Juxtaposition Bernard juxtaposes Helmholtz. He is an Alpha-Plus who fails to fit in with his caste due to his scrawny physique. His physical stature is no different than those of the average Gamma. It is evident that his conditioning is incomplete as he doesn’t enjoy community events, promiscuous sex, or sports and doesn’t see the need to take soma. Helmholtz is handsome, physically superior, can get any female he chooses, and is more intelligent than Bernard. Unlike Bernard, he is also well respected and is very comfortable in his caste.
You wait for them to ask you. And if they don’t…you act unconcerned.” (Dorris, 18). Bernard’s mother gives a full explanation on how to act when he is being judged by Marie’s mother, Blanche, and her sister. In past society, it is the role of the bride to impress her future in-laws by showing the family that she can cook, clean, and carry out all household duties. However, in this case, Bernard is taught what to say and how to react when he goes hunting. From this, it can be seen that his masculine personality is in question as he must listen to whatever anyone tells him. His rights of speaking and committing actions are prohibited as he must show respect and humbleness towards his future in-laws. Moreover, he must respect his family’s tradition and culture by not speaking or raising an voice to people. As time progresses, Bernard matures and realizes that he must carry out his family traditions and must be selected by Blanche. He compliments Blanche’s food as a teaching to impress her. He says “This is wonderful…The best I’ve ever tasted. What cooks are you. But you are too generous. Let me put some back in the pot.” (Dorris, 21). This exemplifies how Bernard decides to mature as a person by knowing what to say without his mother’s teachings. He begins to value his culture and traditions by complimenting Blanche on the food and showing proper etiquette when eating. Through this, it is portrayed that men in the society
The legendary fictional character Sherlock Holmes was constructed by a basis of a French criminal expert and a famous police investigator. He is known for his prowess in perception and analysis. On the other hand, Holmes sympathy towards people is near absent. Holmes loves to breakdown the story of each person he comes in contact with it. However, he does make a mistake occasionally. Although, there are many positive representations of Holmes, the Downey-Holmes is the best.
Bernard Marx is the only other character, aside from Helmholtz Watson that is not happy with his
It is evident that Bernard and Lenina shift their attitudes after they meet the savage, John. Bernard gets a taste of power after bringing the savage home to London and becomes satisfied and happy as defined by Brave New World, a complete turnaround from his previous, almost American ideals. Lenina finds love and joy, as an American would define it after being content for so many years in the society of Brave New World. Before he finds the savage, Bernard is unhappy with his surroundings,
The classic mystery novel, Sherlock Holmes, features a murder-mystery detective Sherlock Holmes, and his army doctor colleague Dr. John Watson. The story revolves around the main character, Sherlock Holmes, and his unique method to solving crimes. The story is mainly all about Sherlock and his abilities, which then rises the question about the importance of the character of Dr.Watson, both to the chaarcter of Sherlock Holmes, and towards the readers.
8.The story of Uglies and “Harrison Bergeron” both focus on broken societies. Like Uglies, “Harrison Bergeron” tries to make the society equal but in doing this breaks it even more.” the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains.” p1. In the steps of making everyone equal, the government simple takes away the abilities that people had before that others would never have and punishing them for trying to use them.
Bernard Marx’s physique is “hardly better than the average Gamma” (57). He is “eight centimeters” (57) shorter than a standard male of his caste. Marx shows immense hostility towards other members of the alpha plus assembly. Mentioning it as a sore reminder of his “physical inadequacy” (57). Other members of the world state often cite the possibility of alcohol having been put “into his blood-surrogate” (41) as a justification towards his underdeveloped growth. The mockery and “practical jokes” (58) put fourth by the men and woman make Bernard feel like “an outsider” (58) and make his “self-consciousness…acute and distressing” (57). Bernard is envious toward other members of his ladder. Men whose
This quote talks about how Bernard is discussing with ford about if he can bring back the Savages, but not because Linda lived in London before but for experiments on John. I chose this quote because I wondered why Bernard would be so cruel to another person, and make someone else's life miserable just so he can benefit from it. I feel like he should understand how it feels to be mistreated and not want that to happen to anyone else. But in my opinion I think he is getting himself and John into a bad situation with the society (100)
In conclusion, Bernard is interested in pursuing his personal desires, instead of conforming to society because he doesn’t like the way society is and what it is restricting people from.
The Squid and the Whale The movie begins with the dialogue, “Mom and me versus you and dad”. The statement levels the field, on which the movie continues to play with the psyche of its viewers for a full hour and fifteen minutes. The storyline had been no less than a
Bernard Marx was alienated in the Brave New World because of his general appearance. As an Alpha Plus, Bernard was unusually short and ugly. Suggested by Fanny, Bernard's condition resulted from an error when he was still in a bottle, the workers
He is fervently determined to succeed in his contemporary competitive society. In a conversation with his children about Bernard, he enumerates a few
Bernard Marx, one of the central characters who is an Alpha Plus but ashamed of his outlook. From his private thoughts, he has the desire to fight the system and become a popular person. His low self esteem makes him feel that he has the need to yell at the Epsilons to protect his dignity as an Alpha Plus. Even if Marx 's inner thoughts shows that he is a rebellious and indignant person, his actions show otherwise. Because of his unsatisfiable sexual desires and low self-esteem, he criticizes everyone. But the irony is that the ones he criticize are those he most desire to become. He loathes John for his barbaric characteristics. Yet, Marx has to use the "Savage" to maintain his popularity. Marx is trapped in a world which he tried so hard but failed to fit in. From his imagination, he fought his boss. But in reliality, he begged to not to be send to an island and blamed the fault to John and Watson. He critizes Lenina for taking soma. Yet, he
Here, it is seen through Bernard?s eyes how members of different castes interact with one another. Bernard views members of lower castes as disgustingly inferior to himself;