Why is the sleep-teaching so helpful to the State as a great moralizing and socializing force?
How are the children from the various social classes stereotyped as to dress?
Using snatches of conversation between a number of individuals, Huxley devotes this chapter to a verbal montage. What characters are speaking?
What does the conversation between Lenina and Fanny reveal to us about the attitude of the State toward personal relationships between men and women?
What are some of the leisure time activities of Utopian life that are mentioned in this chapter?
How did the disastrous effects of the Nine Years War described by Mustapha Mond help to create Utopia?
According to Mond, the government first tried what technique to establish the World State? Give some examples.
Was the technique successful?
How as the World State finally made secure?
How did the State pacify the people after the destruction of so many of their existing institutions?
What emotional control has the state developed to destroy an individual’s capacity for feeling?
What very unusual trip does Lenina agree to take with Marx?
What episode in this chapter illustrates the robot-like characteristics of the lower class workers?
What explanation is offered for Bernard Marx’s small physical stature?
What might this situation explain Marx’s bitterness toward the Utopian system?
What bond do Helmholtz Watson and Bernard have?
Why is Watson so frustrated by his ability to write well?
What example does this chapter offer to show science’s absolute control over man’s existence even to his use after death?
In what way does Lenina’s firm class prejudice show during the discussion in the helicopter?
What institution from the Past does Huxley satirize with his account of a Solidarity Service?
In what ways are Bernard’s ideas different from those of other inhabitants of Utopia?
What episode from his past does the Director relate to Marx?
In what ways are we reminded that any show of emotion is considered undesirable?
With what punishment is Bernard threatened if he does not conform better to the policies of the State?
What revelation about his own character does Bernard make after he learns he is definitely going to be exiled?
How does Bernard console himself?
What are some of the conditions of the reservation that shock and horrify Lenina?
How does John differ in appearance and manner from the other members of the reservation?
Why is John eager to take part in the snake dance and suffer the whipping?
During John’s narrative of his childhood, we see several incidents that illustrate the strength of his character – his bravery and courage. Tell several of these incidents.
From what famous book did John receive most of his education and impressions about the civilized world?
What did John do when he was not allowed to join the Indian boys manhood ceremony?
Despite the fact that Linda was conditioned to regard motherhood as being vile and shameful, there are several instances in this chapter where her behavior departs from this conditioning. Cite some (not just one!).
When John first utters the quotation from Shakespeare that refers to the brave new world that he is at last going to see, what is his mood?
Explain John’s contemplation about death. Does this conflict with the impression we have gained of his strong character? Why or why not? Explain.
What excuse for bringing John and Linda back to London does Bernard give Mustapha Mond?
Do you as a reader feel these are the real reasons Marx is so anxious to bring John and Linda back from London? Explain.
John’s actions in Lenina’s quarters indicate that she has become an object of worship to him. Mention several of the incidents that establish this idea.
Why does the Director consider Bernard’s unorthodox behavior as the most serious of crimes?
What dramatic reversal of fortunes take place in this chapter?
What characters are used as pawns in this struggle?
What is the response of the Hatchery personnel to the scene where Linda confronts the Director?
Why are the people of London more anxious to see John that his mother?
How does Linda react to the return to civilization?
In what manner has the guardianship of John altered Bernard’s opinion of Utopia?
After Marx shows the Savage some examples of the ingenuity of civilization, John again repeats the lines from Shakespeare referring to the brave new world. Describe how he feels as he speaks the lines now in comparison to when he first mentioned them.
Huxley’s satirical account of Lenina and John attending the Feelies spoofs what commercial form of contemporary entertainments?
What explanation of a Savage Reservation re the Utopian children given?