Q/A Chapters 11 to 14

  1. In England, how does Bernard take advantage of the Savage to elevate his social position.

He starts holding parties for the upper caste to meet the savage which gets him more woman. The attention is shifted away from people making fun of his physical appearance and the alcohol in his bottle.

2. Why is the Savage displeased by the feelies?

john sees woman in a loving and romantic way and wouldn’t treat a lady like the man in the movie

3. Why does Linda use soma?

Linda takes soma because it’s an escape from her life and doesn’t give you hangovers like mescal

4. Why does Mustapha Mond reject the new theory of biology?

purpose of life might not be “the maintenance of well-being, but some intensification and refining of consciousness, some enlargement of knowledge.” Mustapha agrees with this but doesn’t want to publish it for the society to see because it will ruin it.

5.What is the group’s reaction to the refusal of the Savage to come to the party?

The guests become very mad

6.Why does the Savage want to be unhappy?

so he can experience the feeling of being truly happy.

7.Why does Helmholtz laugh at Romeo and Juliet?

laughs at the way love is portrayed in Romeo and Juliet he thinks its funny because she picks one man not many.

8.Which character foreshadows and eventually influences Lenina’s actions toward John?

Fanny influences Lenina to act on her feelings.

9. In the confrontation between Lenina and John, we see a side of Lenina that does not coincide with the training of the state. What is it?

Lenina doesn’t like to sleep around anymore. She is wants john and only john, but they are trained to like many men and loving one man is not okay.

10.What was John’s reaction to her affection?

All John’s words of commitment and love didn’t get through to Lenina she just thought he wanted her back so she tried to seduce him, which John didn’t like he gets really mad because he now thinks she only wants him for sex so he ends up slapping Lenina and calls her a whore

11.What news did the telephone call bring to John?

got a call from the hospital for the dying saying Linda overdosed on soma.  The nurses don’t try to save anyone from dying.

12.How did the children react to death?

the kids in the hospital are death conditioned. It makes them not fear death. They are insensitive to Johnand they wonder why is ugly and fat. No sympathy is given to John about his dying mother.

13.Why does Linda die with a look of terror on her face?

she mistakes john for pope and she is struggling to breathe and realizes she’s about to die.

14.What and who is the rebellion brought on by?

it is brought on by john whe he throws soma away and tells everyone it is poison and killed his mother, and will kill others.

15.What is the price Utopia has to pay for stability?

lose personal identity.

16.How does John’s reaction toward Utopia affect Mustapha Mond?

Mustapha Mond desrcibes  if everyone was made an Alpha Plus the world would be sad. Everyone would be smart and everyone would be the same.  there wouldn’t be the people to run the different jobs if we weer all alpha plus.

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