The novel begins in the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre in the year 2540, in the book year A.F. 623 (this is 632 years after Ford has released the first T-ford car ).
The D.H.C (Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning) is leading students through his Centre and introducing them the principles of the mass production of human beings. The human beings are divided up into five castes Alphas, Betas, Gammas, Deltas and Epsilons by handling the eggs different for example with alcohol or X-rays.
In this Chapter, Mr. Foster shows the students and the D.H.C:, how they train the Deltas, that they hate reading books and flowers. They do that through electrical shocks and explosions. The reason is that lower castes are not supposed to read books or get the love of flowers. After that they visit the Beta´s room where they see an example for an elementary class-consciousness, in which the Betas children are taught to be happy.
Takes place in the garden, where the children are encouraged to play erotic games. There is no morality in this world and people who aren’t sexually active are considered outcasts. People are asked that they have to date more than one person at a time. Lenina is a typical girl for this society and she is considering to dating Bernard who is an outcast of the society. Bernard doesn’t like it when the boys talk about Lenina as though she was meat, and he also doesn’t enjoy taking soma (=the perfect drug which satisfy all the needs society could not fulfil) like everyone else.
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Lenina and Bernard talk about their plan to visit the savage Reservation in New Mexico. After that Lenina is going to play Obstacle Golf with Henry Foster. So Bernard is uncertain about Lenina, because she wants to go on holiday with him but she spends the evening with Henry.
In this chapter Helmholtz has been introduced who is a genius writer who is adored by the women.
After the Obstacle Golf Lenina and Henry go to a music club and their perfect evening
(an evening consits of sport, dancing, soma and sex) ends up with the couple having sex in
Bernard takes part in a religious ceremony in honor of Ford (Fords is like a God they looks up to) with eleven other peoples. They all take soma and waiting for the climax of the ceremony.
The climax is reached when the “Greater Being” is coming. The Ceremony ends up in a sex orgy. But during everybody loves the feelings, Bernard feels isolated.
Lenina and Bernard go on a date. They fly to a separated area underneath the stars and moon, with the water beneath them. The scenery scares Lenina, so they left.
The Director Thomas allows Bernard′s vacation to the New Mexico Reservations.
The Director tells Bernard of an event that happened to him when he went to the reservations for a few years.
He tells him from a girl, that suddenly disappeared and never was found again. After that the director realized that he was telling Bernard something personal, and lecturing Bernard on his odd behaviour. The Director wants to banish Bernard to Iceland if he heard more about his abnormal behaviour.
Lenina and Bernard travel to New Mexico. They stay the first night in Santa Fé. The warden of the reservation give them a report on what they are to expect at the reservations, and give them a little history of the reservations. They take a plane to the reservations.
Lenina and Bernard see the people of the Reservation (=Savages).
Lenina feels ill when she looks at an old man. She is in horror to realize that she has no soma with her.
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They visit a religious ceremony. The drums makes Lenina´s mind calm, which reminds her to ceremony in honor of Ford. But after the people started singing, and dancing, she was appalled.
While their ceremony, a boy was whipped to death as a victim to Jesus and Pookoong. Lenina could not bear it, and began to cry.
After the Ceremony they meet John. John´s mother Linda was from the civilization.
It comes out that Linda is the women that the director left behind, and John is the Director´s son.
Linda wears poor clothes and she was dirty and smelled bad. Lenina is shattered to see a Beta person live in this conditions.
John tells Bernard his experiences of growing up in the reservation.
John says that when he grows up, everyone separate him because he was not really Indian like the other savages.
He remembers that once three village women whipped his mother because she slept with their husbands, and he could do nothing to protect her.
His mother beat him because she could not suffer the fact that she bore a child.
Linda always tell him about the “Other Place”, where everything was happy and she taught him to write and read. John read a lot of Shakespeare when he was young, and transferring what he felt in life by comparing it with Shakespeare´s works.
After that long talk, Bernard invites John and his mother to come back to London with him.
Bernard receive the permission from World Controller Mond to bring John and Linda to London.
In the same time Lenina has consume lots of soma to relax after the experiences in the reservation.
Because Lenina asked John to meet her, he goes to her apartment and find her in a drugged sleep.
First he searches for her belongings and was breathing Lenina´s perfume. Then he stands next to her and was torn between the temptation to touch her and his ideals of self-control. John has strong feelings for Lenina. He hears Bernard coming and escape in panic.
Bernard comes back with Linda and John and meets up with the Director in the middle of one of his lectures.
The director gets very angry because of his uncivilized behaviour in front of the crowd that he is lecturing and banned him to Iceland. When the Director asked to show any reason why he should not be banned, Bernard brings in Linda and John. Linda hugs him and says that he made her the mother of a boy, his face turn pale then comes John and called the director “father”, the students where laughing.
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Embarrassed, the director left the room.
The previous scene in the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre change the lives of the characters. Now upper-castes of London wants to see the man who called the Director his “father”.
The D.H.C. resigned himself, and John and Linda were kept for special studies.
Linda returns to using soma, and takes holiday after holiday. T
The director plans the rapid death of Linda by using soma dosages to ruin her body.
Bernard becomes a popular figure for his connection to the savage.
He was now handled like an alpha plus, and not like an outcast.
Helmholtz and Bernard get into a quarrel because of how Bernard´s attitude is changing.
Bernard´s job was now to show the savage all aspects of the civilized life.
He also report to Mustapha Mond what he had found out about the savage´s reaction and behaviour.
Lenina takes Bernard with her to one of the “Feelies”. They watch a movie which allows the viewers to feel what is going on through electric impulses. Lenina is hoping that John might have her after the “feelie” was over. John refuses to have Lenina due to his morals. This upsets Lenina and she begins to have feelings for John.
John refuses to come out of his room to Bernard´s savage-featured party.
The guests are appalled and treat Bernard the same way that they did before his savage popularity started up.
His guests are talking bad about him to his face.
Bernard and Helmholtz become friends again.
The savage and Hemholtz get along rather well, which makes Bernard jealous.
Helmholtz shares his rhymes with John, and John shares his Shakespeare with Helmholtz.
Lenina has fallen in love with John, but she could not have him and get depressed.
After talking with Fanny in the changing room, she decides to “take” John.
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John feels that he is in love with her when she comes closer to him.
He begins to recite Shakespeare to her, and he talk about marriage.
Lenina is certainly shocked because she has been conditioned to think of marriage and love as hateful acts.
Lenina tries to have sex with John. This angers John because it was against his passion and morals, and Lenina tries to lay herself upon him. John tries to force Lenina off of him because Lenina´s actions reminded John of what he hates about his mother, and so he begins to hit her because she do not stop.
Then she goes into the bathroom to save herself when John gets a phone call from someone who is saying that his mother was dying.
John visit his mother in Park Lane Hospital for the Dying people. The nurse find it curious that patients have visitors. When the twin children are staring at Linda with curiosity, John pushed them away in rage. At the end his mother dies and the nurses were shocked of John´s unusual behaviour. In his grief John appeals to God and then he leaves the hospital.
By leaving the hospital, John pass a crowd of Deltas who are waiting for their daily soma ration. John followed what he believed was his mother’s body after she died. A man called the attention of the crowd to distribute soma tablets. John stood on the same platform beside the man who was distributing the soma tablets, and began to throw the tablets away. He told the crowd that soma was poisoning their minds and souls.
Helmholtz and Bernard arrive on the scene after a phone call of John’s actions. Helmholtz joins John in his speech.
Bernard stays in the crowd and call the police to help him stop the revolt.
The police take the men away.
Bernard, John, and Helmholtz are taken to the controller´s bureau.
Mustapha Mond talks with the three of them about society, civilization, books, etc.
He made the decision to send Helmholtz and Bernard to one of the many islands for those who break away from civilization and become individuals.
John wants to go with them, but Mustapha Mond do not allow that because they need John for studies on him.
John and Mustapha Mond continue their conversation about values.
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Mond says that in addition to art and science, religion was also abolished after the “Nine Years War”.
The controller takes out from his safe forbidden books e.g. the Bible.
He believed that in order to reach total happiness, civilization should not worry about God.
The savage disagree and says that total happiness is freedom of each personality, the ability to be sad and fear God, and the tortures of sin.
The end of the debate leaves an unbridgeable gap between the World Controller and John.
So John also decides to leave the civilization. He fled to a far lighthouse.
He begged for forgiveness from his gods. He felt guilty for being happy and carefree.
So John punished himself for this weakness.
A group of Deltas observed him and alarmed others to John´s strange behaviour.
And the next day reporters came to talk with John. They asked questions about the whip, and what he thought about civilization. He answered in Native Indian tongue, and then kicked the reporter in his coccyx.
Meanwhile, Darwin Bonaparte hide in the woods to get exclusive material of John.
He catch an shocking moment in which John was whipping several times himself for thinking of Lenina.
Bonaparte recorded all of the material on video and released it in the First Class “Feelie” Palaces in Western Europe.
John was in craze after the movie was viewed.
On the afternoon after the evening of the release, John was interrupted by masses of people.
The crowd laughed at him and took pictures of him. The crowd wanted John to whip himself. They shout out “WHIP! WHIP! WHIP!”.
Lenina arrived shortly after the clatter with Henry. Furiously, John went after Lenina and slashed at her with his whip. The audience responded by striking one another. They were singing,dancing,and hitting each other and all ends up in an orgy in which John also takes part. The next day John remembers what he has done and commit suicide.