6. make people like their “inescapable social destiny”
1. They were given shocks, loud noises and flashing lights.
2. to dislike nature, so they would not want to leave their comfort area
3. Little Reuben experiment—a news program was playing while he was asleep, and he woke up repeating the words of the program; on the wrong track because they thought hypnopaedia would educate—in actuality they just repeat, but do not know intellectually what they are saying. The new world teaches moral education.
4. God; Lord; lordship
1. sexual play; erotic games
2. History is absurd or nonsense; anything that was in the past is useless—the future is all that matters.
3. mother; father; family; baby; love; monogamy
4. She needs to be more promiscuous.
6. Bernard thinks Henry treats women as “meat” and gets jealous about Henry being with Lenina.
7. a “safe” hallucinogenic drug used for control
1. Epsilon (semi-moron); he is so slow-witted that all he can say is “roof.” He gets confused and must be told what to do if something changes in his routine.
2. He is shorter, more of a loner, and a social outcast; attributed to too much alcohol in his blood-surrogate
3. They both act outside of the norm. Watson wants to write and be creative—he is very smart. Bernard is in love with Lenina, which is socially unacceptable; he also doesn’t know how to act in social situations, so he is almost ostracized.
4. He wants to write; he also wonders what else is out there in the world.
1. to burn the bodies of the dead; the phosphorus is recovered and used for fertilizer
2. Rather than saying “love” or “honey” or “baby”, the song refers to a bottle, which is where the embryos are kept.
3. It has been drilled into her head so many times though hypnopaedia.
4. from the age of 12 to the age of 17
5. like a religious service; they praise Ford; they listen to synthetic music, sing hymns and take soma, and repeat over and over until the soma kicks in; in this particular case, people claimed to see Ford, and Bernard faked seeing him, just to fit in; as they become more intoxicated, a sexual frenzy ensues, “Orgy-Porgy.”
6. He fakes seeing Ford, then lies, saying he thought it was a good service; “had” Morgana Rothschild; this was supposed to be a good experience for Bernard, but it only reminds him again of his separateness and inability to conform.
1. He wants to spend time together, alone, talking.
2. sleeping with her
3. They were caught in a storm; his date was missing and presumed dead, so the D.H.C. left.
5. liquid air, television, vibro-vacuum massage, radio, boiling caffeine solution, hot contraceptives and 8 different kinds of scent
2. She is disgusted by her because she is old, fat and uncivilized.
3. She was decanted in the new world, not born naturally; she was a Beta
1. Linda had been conditioned to be promiscuous; the women of the reservation do not behave that way; they wanted Linda to stay away from their husbands
2. mescal, which was alcohol
4. The Complete Works of Shakespeare
5. Popé; he hated him—possibly because John was jealous; or he was angry that Popé had his mother and brought mescal, which always made her sick
6. They are both uncomfortable and unwelcome in their worlds.
7. to bring him to civilization; he has realized who Linda and John are—he wants to show them to the D.H.C. and get out of being exiled to Iceland
8. He says, “O, brave new world” in anticipation and excitement.
1. takes six half-gramme tablets of soma and goes to sleep
2. He says he wants to bring them to study them for an experiment.
3. He goes through her belongings, exploring like a child; he sees her and tries to touch her, then has pangs of guilt and stops.
1. Because Bernard is an outcast and does not follow the “norm;” he finds the most populated room at the center to publicly humiliate and threaten to send him to Iceland.
2. Bernard brings in Linda and John.
3. John calls the D.H.C. “father”.
4. He runs out of the room, and is never seen again.
1. He resigns and disappears, never to be seen again.
2. She is old, fat and ugly. To give her so much soma that she cannot function and goes on permanent “soma-holiday.”
3. He brings Linda and John to the civilized world.
4. “mother”; he does not want to offend Mond
5. He now has confidence and is popular; he says that he had six girls last week, and as they tour, he gets another date.
6. Very simple; basic. A black man and white Beta woman make love on a bearskin rug; the black man has a helicopter accident and becomes obsessed with the Beta blonde; he kidnaps her and keeps her in the helicopter for three weeks; three handsome Alphas rescue her; the black man is sent for re-conditioning, the blond becomes the mistress of all three Alphas. The feely starts with a scent organ; as they hold on to the knobs, they feel all the sensations of the movie—the bearskin rug, the kissing, the thump of the helicopter crash.
7. She wants to make love; he leaves; she takes soma—alone
1. They are furious; they chastise and reject Bernard
2. He loses his popularity and returns to being an outcast.
3. He read a poem he wrote to his students; his students called the authorities.
4. He was jealous of John and Watson’s communication and friendship. He puts down Watson’s writing.
5. He didn’t understand Romeo and Juliet, and the idea of Juliet’s mother and father forcing Juliet to have someone she didn’t want. Also, the phrase “sweet mother” made him laugh. He thought it all smutty and absurd. Individual responses will vary.
1. a VPS or a Pregnancy Substitute
2. John; an Alpha-minus administrator died of trypanosomiasis—the first case in over half a century
3. He tries to tell her that he loves her and wants to marry her; she doesn’t get it AT ALL; she proceeds to strip to make love
4. He gets very angry and slaps her.
5. John gets a phone call.
1. the Park Lane Hospital for the Dying
2. a group of Delta Bokanovsky twins, who are receiving their death conditioning; he yells at them and the nurse, and slaps a child
3. Popé; he gets furious and shakes her.
4. chocolate éclairs
1. a group of Delta Bokanovsky twins receiving their soma distribution; maggots
2. It once meant something wonderful to him; now this world is disgusting to him, and he cannot believe how everyone functions.
3. Helmholtz and Bernard; Helmholtz jumps into the fight and gets a bloody nose as a result; Bernard thinks about jumping in, then hesitates so long, the fight is broken up.
4. soma vapor and a voice from a synthetic box repeating peaceful sentiments
1. No one would understand it; all beauty has been sacrificed for stability.
3. Everyone would want to be in charge, no one would want to do the necessary menial jobs; total chaos would ensue.
4. an all Alpha Island in which this concept was tested; within 6 years they had a civil war, and 19 thousand out of the 22 thousand who started on the island were killed; the survivors begged for the Ten World Controllers to take control of the island.
7. all science; he was almost banished to an island
8. he sobs and begs not to be sent; he eventually had to be restrained; answers will vary
9. He wants to be sent somewhere where the climate is bad, to inspire his writing; he decides on the Falkland Islands.
2. Violent Passion Surrogate floods the system with adrenalin and attempts to replace human emotions such as fear and rage, without all the “inconveniences.” They are given the surrogate so they do not think it is normal to feel these emotions on their own.
3. the right to experience human emotion, both good and bad; this means he will experience unhappiness, grief, pain, fear, etc. but also goodness, happiness, desire, and love