Basic Plot: This novel takes place in the year 632 A.F. The government controls the population of Utopia, there are only test tube births and an artificial process for multiplying the embryos. Marriage is forbidden. There are ten World Controllers; these people control the government and all of their plans. In the very beginning there are students being given a guided party line tour through the London Hatcheries. Two employees that work there are Henry Foster and Lenina Crowne, they have been dating each other too much and are discouraged by the state. So Leninas best friend, Fanny, picks on her because of this. Lenina then meets Bernard Marx, and grows to like him so much that she agrees to go on a vacation with him to a New Mexican Savage Reservation.
This is a place where people are sent to if they do not abide to the laws of the Utopian world. This is where problems begin to happen and the Director of Hatcheries, Tomakin, threatens exile to Marx if he does not mend his ways, for he has become very out spoken. While at this reservation Lenina and Bernard meet a savage, John, and his mother Linda. From talking to John and Linda, Bernard pieces together their past. He finds out that Linda traveled to the Reservation with Tomakin years ago and became pregnant; therefore Tomakin left her at the reservation never to see her again. Linda gave birth, to John, therefore breaking a law and never being permitted to enter Utopia again. Bernard and Lenina brought Linda and John back to Utopia with the permission of one of the World Controllers. When they arrive home Bernard finds out that the Directors o Hatcheries is about to exile him, then which Marx produces John and Linda that greet him as son and wife.
... reservation; John often feels inferior and different than others, which is similar to the feelings of Bernard. John ... when she visited the Savage Reservation with the Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning (who is regarded ... others. Fanny for instance, talks behind Bernard's back with Lenina. She thinks he is inferior and ... poorly by the other people in the Reservation. "Linda was on the bed. One of the ...
Tomakin then resigned in disgrace. Bernard and a friend, Helmholtz Watson, help to adjust John to Utopia, and spend each day showing off Utopia to him. John becomes more disgusted and appalled with each passing day. Mean while, Lenina has become infatuated with John and made sexual advances toward him, and this ruins his image of her as an object of worship, so he spurns her. Soon his mother died and John went berserk and tried to lecture the Utopians back to sanity. A riot takes place and Bernard and Helmholtz are exiled, but John is ordered to stay behind.
John is determined to escape Utopia and flees to a deserted spot outside London. But Utopia comes to him and, he is hounded by the press and the public to the point of mental exhaustion. He then falls victim to the very Utopian vices, which he hated. Finally he comes to his senses and takes his life as the only way out. Main Characters: Bernard Marx- small and ugly due to an accident prior to his decanting, he hates the Utopian system that made him a misfit John- born outside Utopia and brought to it, his goodness and honesty contrast sharply with the Utopians Lenina Crowne- uncommonly pretty nurse at the hatchery, she is flighty and sentimental, she dates Bernard and Henry Tomakin- Director of the Hatchery Linda- Gave birth to John by Tomakin, was left behind on the Savage Reservation Helmoltz Watson- a friend of Marx, a would-be rebel Henry Foster- a junior executive at the Hatchery, eager, knowledgeable of statistics Fanny- a worker in the bottling room at the hatchery, best friend of Leninas Literary Terms/ Techniques – This novel was written in a Third person point of view. It was as if you were telling some one what had happened through -out the book. This story was written in a novel form.
There were paragraphs and chapters, not lines and scenes. This book was not based on fact. This was not a factual book, it is science fiction novel and was created in the imagination of the authors head. Mood/ Tone/ Setting – The mood was straightforward, dark, and cold; it was not a pleasant book to read because the mood of the book changed your mood to a heartless feeling. The tone, was one of a science lab, it was hard to read. The setting was in the year of 632 A.F.
In the twentieth century, WWI was a political tornado of change, sweeping over the entire world, augmenting everything in its path. Although the Allied and Axis powers were affected the most by WWI, East Asia and South Asia were also transformed as well, through considerable social and political reform. In East Asia, China was the country outside of the Allied and Axis powers affected the most in ...
and took place between a London Hatchery and a Savage Reservation in New Mexico. What impressed me the most about this book was the basic story line. I was surprised by almost everything that took place and I was not expecting the next actions to take place when they did. What impressed me the least about this book was how it was written. For me the book was very hard to follow and to quite understand. Also I would have liked it if the book was a little less technical and more reality related. Slowly, very slowly, like two unhurried compass needles, the feet turned towards the right; north, north-east, east, south-east, south, south-south-west; then paused, and, after a few seconds, turned unhurriedly back towards the left.
South-south-west, south, south-east, east. This quote was very hard for me to forget because I kept picturing the suicide of John and what the first people must of felt when they came upon Johns body hanging from the banister in the house. The description that this author gives is so excellent and I could actually picture in my head the whole scene. Pains a delusion. This is also another excellent quote that I like because I could be expressed to everyone differently and almost all people can think of a time in their life that relates to this in some way. This, I feel, would be an excellent quote to think about or write about in an English class.
I find that this quote has so much meaning and depth. At the end of this book I felt both shock and disappointment. The ending shocked me, but I have to say that it was my favorite part of the book and I really dont care for any other parts of the book. I was disappointed that the book ended like that and so suddenly. Also I was sort of hoping and thinking that there would have been a happy ending, where both John and Lenina ended up together, or that the Utopians would of changed their ways of life. I would recommend this book to someone whom likes to read science fiction books about the future, because this book could be a possibility of how the future will be.
THE SOUTH The south can be defined in many ways depending on the person's feelings toward it and that of which they have experienced. To me the south has to be the best place to live in all the United States. One of the things that stick out in my head about my beloved birthplace that will never be forgotten, because they " re held so dear to my heart, are the smiling faces that you see everywhere ...
Also a science fiction book like this would be enjoyed by people who like to read science fiction books because it is a very technical and realistic novel, written by a descriptive author. In the year of 1932 quite a lot was beginning to take place nationally and around the world. In the U.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt had just been elected the Presidential Office. The open-air theater opened with Merrie England. And over in Germany the beginning of Nazis was starting to take action, with Adolf Hitler as their leader.
This is just a few events that were taking place during the year of 1932..