The Novel ' Brave New World '

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Preston Carlton
Mrs. Carico
AP Literature
October 5, 2017

Part One: Basic Information

Title In the beginning of the novel, the title Brave New World was an optimistic phrase, first used by John the Savage to declare what a wondrous new world he had discovered in the World State. “‘O brave new world,’ he repeated. ‘O brave new world that has such people in it.’” (Huxley 130) As the novel progresses, the atmosphere accompanying that phrase gets heavier and heavier, when finally on page 190, the phrase is used mockingly; “‘O brave new world…’ In his mind the singing words seemed to change their town...they had insisted on...the nauseous ugliness of the nightmare.” (Huxley 190) As John became more and more intertwined, and spent more time
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However, the Director supposedly unknowingly had a child via viviparous conception. Huxley seemingly uses the Director to show how deceitful politicians and leaders are. The Director publicly condones viviparity, yet has a child of his own whom he helped conceive.

Linda - Linda was at one point a citizen of the World State and lover of the Director. However, on an outing with the Director, she was left in the woods as he thought Linda returned to society. She ended up finding refuge in the savage reservation, and is now essentially considered a savage. She is the mother of John. Linda’s characterization served the purpose of conveying how cruel and ruthless the World State. At one time a member, she was met with gasps and unruly glares upon her return to civilization, as she had lived on the savage reservation in years prior.

Lenina -

Helmholtz - Helmholtz is an Alpha Plus, yet not only disagrees with the world he’s stuck in, but dislikes his life. He is bored with women, and all things that should interest him (and do everybody else). He is dissatisfied with the way his writing is used, and believes that he could be writing about much more important things, topics he chooses and enjoys. He finds a friend in Bernard because they share a common disliking of society, however has more legitimate problems with society, whereas Bernard’s complaints are rather childish.

Mustapha Mond - Mustapha Mond is the controller of Western Europe, making him one of the ten most
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