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By Harold Bloom

Aldous Huxley's courageous New international, a part of Chelsea condo Publishers' Bloom's publications assortment, offers concise serious excerpts from courageous New international to supply a scholarly assessment of the paintings. This accomplished learn consultant additionally positive aspects "The tale at the back of the tale" which information the stipulations lower than which courageous New global was once written. This name additionally incorporates a brief biography on Aldous Huxley and a descriptive checklist of characters.

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The stone-throwing fight is weighted in favor of the Indian boys and ends with John covered in blood. Episode 6: Writing simple rhymes on the wall with charcoal, Linda teaches John to read. Once he learns the basics, she gives him the book she had the day she was lost: The Chemical and Bacteriological Conditioning of the Embryo. Practical Instructions for Beta Embryo-Store Workers. John is frustrated and bored with the book but begins to see his ability to read as a sort of revenge against the Indian boys who continually mock his mother.

In a departure from what Huxley has conditioned the reader to expect from the inhabitants of his world, Bernard is offended on behalf of Lenina: “Talking about her as though she were a bit of meat. . Have her here, have her there. Like mutton. ” In other words, Bernard is upset that Lenina is so normal; for whatever reason, he clearly is not. Bernard’s individuality, coupled with the suggestion of Mond’s eccentricities, begins to illuminate a major query of the novel. In this society, which is based wholly upon conformity, what happens to those who are unique?

In other words, his solitude and learning eventually introduced John to the three things most feared by “civilized” society, foreshadowing his inability to exist in that world any better than he exists in the world of the Indians. Bernard is struck by John’s description of his loneliness and relates to him as an outsider in his society. John is surprised, citing Linda’s descriptions of London, which revolve around the idea that no one is ever alone. Bernard blushingly explains, “I’m rather different from most people, I suppose.

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