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Reading Log Brave New World

chapter|Who?|Where + When?|What?|Chapter I|Director, students, Henry Foster, Lenina|Central London Hatchery and Conditioning CentreYear A. F. 632 |– World State’s slogan: ‘Community, Identity Stability’– The Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning (D. H. C. reveals some new gotten here trainees the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre– > presents them to the principles of the mass production of humans- There are groups of ‘alpha’, ‘beta’, ‘gamma’, ‘delta’ and ‘epsilon’– Deal with the ‘Bokanovsky’s Process’– > among the major instruments of social stability– Mr Foster, a devoted employee, tells the trainees more about the Centre- The embryos are gotten ready for their later life and work|Chapter II|Director, trainees, infants, nurses|Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre (Infant-Nurseries– Neo-Pavlovian Conditioning Rooms) |– The tour continues in the Infant Nurseries-Neo-Pavlovian Conditioning Rooms– Example of conditioning: low-caste children are offered books and flowers which they wish to reach; all of a sudden there are loud frightening sirens and the babies get a small electrical shock– > they must find out to associate books and flowers with negative experiences– > lower caste people are not supposed to check out because it is a waste of time and flowers are useless- The Director discusses hypnopaedia (sleep-teaching)– > kids listen to tapes that completely duplicate mottos about behaviour and attitudes throughout their sleeps|Chapter III|Director, trainees, Mustapha Mond, Henry Foster, Lenina, Fanny, Bernard Marx|Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre (outside in the garden), the lift, Woman’s Dressing-Room |– In the garden the students observe kids playing erotic video games -> > they are motivated to play sexual video games- The Director tells the group about the suppression of erotic video games in former times -> > it is amazing to the trainees- Mustapha Mond, among the 10 rulers, appears and offers a lecture on history -> >” history is bunk “a describes why it was required to change the society-> > Lenina Crowne and her friend Fanny Crowne discuss guys and Lenina’s interest in Bernard Marx, who is stated to be unusual– Bernard Marx overhears Henry Foster talking with a buddy about Lenina -> > dislikes the method they discuss women as if they were meat|Chapter IV|Lenina, Bernard, Mr Helmholtz Watson|The lift, Propaganda House, Bernard’s apartment or condo |– Lenina and Bernard fulfill in a rowded lift and Lenina asks him about their plan to go to the Savage Appointment in New Mexico; Bernard feels embarrassed about that– Bernard is uncertain about Lenina due to the fact that on the one hand she wants to go on holiday with him and on the other hand she invests much time with Henry Foster- Bernard feels to be an outsider– Bernard and his buddy Mr Helmholtz Watson fulfill– > both are an ‘alpha-plus’ and both feel like people and for this factor like outsiders|Chapter V|Lenina, Henry, Bernard, other participants,|Helicopter, a club, Henry’s apartment, Fordson Community Singery|Part 1:- Lenina and Henry fly with the helicopter over the Slough Crematorium where corpses are burnt to recover phosphorus which is used as a fertilizer– > even dead individuals are useful for the society- They talk about how it resembles to be an ‘Epsilon’ and come to the conclusion that everybody mores than happy- At night they dine and go to a club together; after that they make love in Henry’s house- ‘Soma’ is served with the coffee after meal– > vital for the people in the state, otherwise they can’t feel happyPart 2:- Bernard takes part in a Solidarity Service with eleven other people– > they take ‘soma’, sing hymns and wait on the coming of the ‘Greater Being’- While everybody there enjoys it as a feeling of unity, Bernard feels extremely isolated|Chapter VI|Bernard, Lenina, Fanny, Director, Helmholtz, a warden|Helicopter, Bernard’s apartment, Director’s space, Savage Booking|Part 1:- Bernard go to the Female’s Heavyweight Wrestling Championships in Amsterdam together– They have various ideas of happiness– > Lenina wishes to do sports and have fun with ‘soma’, he prefers being alone with her, prevents crowds and declines ‘soma’– Bernard wants to more than happy in his own specific method and not “oppressed by his conditioning”– When Bernard understands that Lenina does not understand him, he takes ‘soma’ and sleeps with herPart 2:- Bernard goes to the D. H. C. to get his approval to go into the Savage Appointment– The Director tells him about his own experiences in the Appointment– > a ‘Beta-Minus’-woman which accompanied him disappeared and was never discovered again- He threatens Bernard with eliminating to a Sub-Centre in Iceland if he does not alter his unusual behaviour (p. 127, ll. 12 ff. Part3:- Lenina and Bernard travel to the Appointment– > an electric fence prevents the ‘savages’ from leaving– > the ‘savages’ have preserved their conventional way of living (e. g. to wed, have children, practise faith)– Helmholtz informs Bernard that the Director has chosen to exile him to Iceland|Chapter VII|Bernard, Lenina, a guide, John, Linda|In the Appointment (Malpais) |– The guide leads Bernard and Lenina to the pueblo of Malpais– > life in the Reservation is absolutely different from the life on the planet State- Bernard is interested whereas Lenina believes it’s dreadful– They satisfy John and his mother Linda– > John is the son of the D. H. C. nd Linda is the girl who was lost in the Appointment|Chapter VIII|Bernard, John|Outside in the Appointment |– John discusses his youth (flashback)– > his mother was typically visited by her fan Pope and many other men– > three women whipped her because she had actually slept with their husbands– > Linda drowned her suffering in alcohol (changed ‘soma’)– > John is amazed by Shakespeare- Bernard wishes to take John and Linda to the World State|Chapter IX|Lenina, John, Bernard, Mustapha Mond, a Warden|Lenina’s apartment or condo, Santa Fe (World Controller’s Workplace) |– Lenina takes a lot of ‘soma’ to forget her horrible experiences in the Booking– Bernard travels back and acquires permission to take John and Linda with him- John comes to Lenina’s apartment or condo to see her and found her in a drugged sleep; when he hears Bernard returning he escapes in panic|Chapter X|The Director, Henry Foster, Bernard, Linda, John, other unidentified individuals|The Central London Hutchery and Conditioning Centre |– The Director makes a public example of Bernard in front of the other associates– > wants to eliminate Bernard to Iceland, because of him the security and stability of the society remains in danger– When the Director has actually finished his speech about him, Bernard ushers first of all Linda and after that John who calls him “my father” into the space– > the Director is horrified and embarrassed in front of all the colleagues|Chapter XI|Linda, John, the Director, Bernard, other people|Bernard’s house, Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre |– John becomes a celebrity– > everyone wants to fulfill him- No one has an interest in Linda– > individuals are horrified by her- Linda makes a permanent ‘soma’ holiday- Bernard becomes an individual of ‘exceptional value’ through John– > people treat him in a friendly way now– > he feels excellent– > modifications his viewpoint about the World State a bit- Helmholtz is distressed by Bernard’s development– > Bernard ends his friendship with him- John is not impressed by the society– > refuses to take ‘soma’- John and

Lenina enjoy a movie together– > by contrast to Lenina John does not like the movie|Chapter XII|Bernard, John, Helmholtz, Lenina, the Arch-Community-Songster and other essential people|Bernard’s apartment, the World Controller’s office |– John declines to appear at celebration which Bernard has actually organized for some really crucial individuals to satisfy the savage– > disastrous celebration– > individuals are upset and disappointed– > causes Bernard’s downfall in society; his self-confidence disappears- Lenina spends the night with Arch-Community-Songster– > she takes ‘soma’ to forget her strong feelings to John– Helmholtz enters difficulty with the authorities because he has composed a poem on the favorable element of solitude– John and Helmholtz end up being buddies– > Bernard is envious– Helmholtz laughs about ‘Romeo and Juliet’ when John reads out a passage– > John feels disappointed about that, since he identifies himself and Lenina with these 2 protagonists- Mustapha Mond checks out a paper handling the purpose of human life– > he regards a deeper meaning of life as possible, but he can not permit a public discussion of that|Chapter XIII|Lenina, John, Fanny, Henry Foster|Embryo Store, Changing room, Bernard’s house |– Lenina feels that she is in love with John– > talks with Fanny about that- Lenina goes to Bernard’s apartment to see John– John and Lenina come closer to each other– > John confesses his love to her– > prior to they kiss, John recoils; he ends up being violent, calls her a slut- Lenina flees to the bathroom and escapes– > she is in panic|Chapter XIV|Linda, John, a Bokanovsky group, a nurse|Park Lane Medical Facility for the Passing away |– John check outs Linda who is dying in the healthcare facility– There are tvs which are never ever switched off, perpetual music and an odor of fragrances to produce an enjoyable atmosphere for individuals who spend their last hours of life- Linda dozes and is hardly conscious- A Bokanovsky group of eight-year-olds comes to have a lesson in death-conditioning– > they are surprised and disgusted when they see Linda– > John is indignant over their reaction- John thinks of pleasant and unpleasant memories from his childhood- John becomes furious when she calls Pope and shakes Linda– > she stops breathing and passes away– > John reproaches himself for having eliminated her- He is disturbed that death is treated as nothing unique|Chapter XV|John, a group of Deltas, Helmholtz, Bernard, the ‘soma’ supplier|The health center |– When

John leaves the hospital he travels through a crowd of ‘Deltas’– > he is shocked by their sameness; remind him of maggots– John feels the desire to change the society of the World State into a gorgeous world- He attempts to avoid the crowd of ‘Deltas’ from taking their ‘soma’ rations– > holds a speech– > produces riot- Helmholtz and Bernard are called to the healthcare facility by the ‘soma’ distributor– > Helmholtz helps John to combat the upset ‘Deltas’ off while Bernard is terrified and does refrain from doing anything- The police gets here and John, Bernard and Helmholtz are apprehended|Chapter XVI|Bernard, Helmholtz, John, Mustapha Mond|Mustapha Mond’s research study |– Bernard, John and Helmholtz are brought to Mustapha Mond’s research study– There is a conversation about the World State, Shakespeare and the caste system in the society- Mond discusses that Shakespeare is forbidden, because the controllers do not want individuals to be drawn in by old things- Art has actually been compromised for stability and joy in the state- The caste system is important to make individuals feel happy with their work- Science serves just to make sure the stability of the state- Bernard attempts to exculpate himself by blaming Helmholtz and John– > pleads not to be gotten rid of to Iceland- Helmholtz and Bernard are banished|Chapter XVII|John, Mustapha Mond|Mustapha Mond’s study |– Mustapha Mond and John continue their debate about their different opinions- They speak about God– > faith is also abolished in the state; it is a payment for hardships and torments; God is not needed in a society where everyone enjoys and never ever alone– > John can not concur with this opinion, he believes in God|Chapter XVIII|Bernard, Helmholtz, John, Lenina, a group of Deltas, lots of other people|John’s apartment or condo, a lighthouse |– Bernard and Helmholtz go to John’s home to state good-bye- John informs them that he wished to join them on the islands, but the controller refused since he wished to go on with the explore John- John decides to seek out solitude- He lives as a hermit in a deserted lighthouse near London- He whips himself to punish himself since of feeling pleased and carefree- Some Deltas observe him and many reporters reach the lighthouse to interview him– > John responds violently- Over once again masses swarm to the lighthouse to see John whipping himself- A female arrives and John whips her and himself; the mass is amused about that- The phenomenon ends in an orgy, in which John likewise participates– When the spectators return, they discover John in the lighthouse

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