In the end, Bernard chooses to leave the mainstream of the brave new world and go with Helmholtz to an isolated rebel island in search of greater individual freedom. They enter the lighthouse and see feet dangling from the archway. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy. Mond and the Savage are the only two truly complex characters in the novel, for they know both the old world and new world. Ultimately, John escapes the city and commits suicide. He then leaves to make sure Bernard is safe.
At the sight of the woman he both adores and loathes, John attacks her with. When her friend Fanny suggests that she is seeing too much of Foster and is destined to get herself in trouble for it, Lenina heeds the advice and turns her attention to Bernard. There's no such thing as a divided allegiance; you're so conditioned that you can't help doing what you ought to do. John complains that society prevents people from discovering truth for themselves. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley: Free Book Notes Summary All Content Copyright©TheBestNotes. He distinguishes between the science that ensures the social stability and the science that would create social unrest. Archived from on 2 June 2010.
This was the precise moment when the regime conceded its own extinction. Talk about Huxley's use of narrator. Christianity without tears-that's what soma is. John the Savage is intensely moral. Despite spending his whole life in the reservation, John has never been accepted by the villagers, and his and Linda's lives have been hard and unpleasant. He still keeps a small library of forbidden books in his safe.
He is unusually short for an Alpha; an alleged accident with alcohol in Bernard's blood-surrogate before his decanting has left him slightly stunted. The Controller argues that art, literature and scientific freedom must be sacrificed in order to secure the ultimate utilitarian goal of maximising societal happiness. Lenina's arrival spurs him into a rage because in his mind she epitomizes everything evil about her world. Bernard's triumphant return to utopian civilisation with John the Savage from the Reservation precipitates the downfall of the Director, who had been planning to exile him. Unlike Bernard, he takes his exile in his stride and comes to view it as an opportunity for inspiration in his writing.
Therefore, one must ban anything that would interfere with happiness. Over his objections, Mustapha insists John fully participate in London's society and its comforting vices. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. His name alludes to and. They then discuss the Bokanovsky groups.
Once a brilliant scientist, Mustapha Mond now leads a society in which natural curiosity and creativity have been intentionally quelled to maintain a stable society. He reads to John passages from The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis and from a work by Cardinal John H. When Helmholtz argues that something like Othello is what he has always wanted to write, Mustapha says that he will never write it because tragedy and raw emotions lead to social instability. Cliff Notes on Huxley's Brave New World. Mustapha also argues that he cannot allow science to make progress without strict controls, since science can lead to social instability.
Well, as I was saying, there was a man called Cardinal Newman. The greatest care is taken to prevent you from loving any one too much. The other big Mustapha question has to do with freedom. Evidently, that we can be independent of God. But my own experience has given me the conviction that, quite apart from any such terrors or imaginings, the religious sentiment tends to develop as we grow older; to develop because, as the passions grow calm, as the fancy and sensibilities are less excited and less excitable, our reason becomes less troubled in its working, less obscured by the images, desires and distractions, in which it used to be absorbed; whereupon God emerges as from behind a cloud; our soul feels, sees, turns towards the source of all light; turns naturally and inevitably; for now that all that gave to the world of sensations its life and charms has begun to leak away from us, now that phenomenal existence is no more bolstered up by impressions from within or from without, we feel the need to lean on something that abides, something that will never play us false—a reality, an absolute and everlasting truth. Considered hideous and friendless, Linda spends all her time using soma, while John refuses to attend social events organised by Bernard, appalled by what he perceives to be an empty society. Only Mond's extraordinary power keeps him safe from whispers of his dangerous knowledge and collection of unorthodox books.
Where there are wars, where there are divided allegiances, where there are temptations to be resisted, objects of love to be fought for or defended—there, obviously, nobility and heroism have some sense. Yes, we inevitably turn to God; for this religious sentiment is of its nature so pure, so delightful to the soul that experiences it, that it makes up to us for all our other losses. It is warning on Huxley's part about the dangers of a brave new world that refuses to acknowledge individualism. But I was forgetting; you know all about God, I suppose. The young men who wanted to marry her had to do a morning's hoeing in her garden. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure.