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Main Characters In Brave New World

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Aldous Huxley wrote the book Brave New World, which was originally published in 1932. Throughout the story, many characters are introduced but some of the main characters are the Director of the Hatcheries and Conditioning (Known as Tomakin and D.H.C.), Lenina Crowne, Bernard Marx, Henry Foster, Mustapha Mond, and John the Savage. At the beginning of the book, D.H.C. is taking student on a tour of the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre, while he explains the conditioning process and introduces a few of the main characters such as, Henry Foster and Lenina Crowne. Early on in the the book, soma is introduced, which is a drug that is taken everyday that the government uses to keep people from speaking freely. While in the…show more content…
Before the egg even becomes fertilized, the life of the human is already set in stone. Once the the humans’ place in the caste system is decided, they are conditioned to be happy with their life and act like what is expected of their caste. In this world the conditioning leaves almost no room to be unique, and as soon as you become unique, you are simply an outcast. Being an outcast in the world of Brave New World is simply unacceptable, and the cure to this problem is soma. Soma is a drug that is taken on a daily basis, even is taken multiple times a day, to keep a person calm and happy. It is expected of everyone to take soma, and even in the higher classes of the caste system, people can’t wait to take it. When Lenina and Bernard first arrived to the savage reservation, they went to a native dance at the pueblo, which proved to be too much for the soma-less Lenina. “A gramme is better than a damn,” said Lenina mechanically from behind her hands. “I wish I had my soma!” (116) Later on after Lenina and Bernard got back to the rest house, Lenina took six half-gramme tablets of soma and ended up in the soma-holiday state for seven hours. Lenina could not wait to take the soma that she left at the rest house because her experience at the pueblo was distressful for her. Lenina could not understand the lifestyle of the people in the Savage Reservation, which led to her anxiety and feeling as if she could not fit in. For some people though, such
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