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Brave New World. By Aldous Leonard Huxley echecs16.info 18 de maio de Page 2. 2. IDPH. Page 3. Sumário. One. 5. Two. Three. Four. work by Aldous Huxley should be addressed to. Chatto & Windus, 40 William IV Street, London,. W.C All rights reserved. No part of this publication may. The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley is a key work in the never psychedelic non-fiction genre. It has inspired millions of readers and the book gave the name to the band The Doors. Huxley also wrote Brave New World, The Perennial Philosophy, The Devils of Loudon and more.
Bernard attends a Unity Service: twelve men and women become one after communing soma and praising the Greater Being. It ends in an orgy. Chapter 13 Linda dies while there is a round of children being death-conditioned in the hospital. Chapter 14 Blaming soma for his mothers death, John throws away the soma being distributed freely in the hospital. The police come and gas soma over the crowd. John is taken prisoner. Chapter 6 Bernard shares with Lenina his desire to be himself, and feel passion.
Cold for all the summer beyond the panes, for all the tropical heat of the room itself, a harsh thin light glared through the windows, hungrily seeking some draped lay figure, some pallid shape of academic goose-flesh, but finding only the glass and nickel and bleakly shining porcelain of a laboratory. Wintriness responded to wintriness. The overalls of the workers were white, their hands gloved with a pale corpse-coloured rubber.
The light was frozen, dead, a ghost. Only from the yellow barrels of the microscopes did it borrow a certain rich and living substance, lying along the polished tubes like butter, streak after luscious streak in long recession down the work tables.
Each of them carried a notebook, in which, whenever the great man spoke, he desperately scribbled. It was a rare privilege. The D. For of course some sort of general idea they must have, if they were to do their work intelligently- though as little of one, if they were to be good and happy members of society, as possible. For particulars, as every one knows, make for virture and happiness; generalities are intellectually necessary evils.
Not philosophers but fretsawyers 5 6 IDPH and stamp collectors compose the backbone of society. The boys scribbled like mad. Tall and rather thin but upright, the Director advanced into the room.
He had a long chin and big rather prominent teeth, just covered, when he was not talking, by his full, floridly curved lips.
Old, young? It was hard to say. He immediately befriends John, and is enthralled by the forbidden writings of Shakespeare which John reveals to him. Like Bernard, he is ultimately exiled by Mond to the Falkland Islands where he can pose no threat to the stability of conditioned society; unlike Bernard, Helmholtz anticipates his exile as an opportunity to escape the limited society of London and looks forward to having the freedom to explore his individuality in writing.
She is lost during a storm and is left in New Mexico, where she is rescued by an Indian tribe. She never fully adjusts to uncivilized life, and struggles to adapt her conditioned mind to unconditioned society. John is the son of Linda and the Director, born on the Savage Reservation. He presents a unique problem, as he is the son in itself, an abomination of a conditioned woman who tries to condition him as best she can outside of the technology of London, but is raised in an unconditioned society.
This becomes clear when he accompanies Bernard to London, and is viewed as sideshow entertainment, both fascinating and foreign because of his tendency to form passionate and monogamous attachments to his mother and Lenina. Civilized society has no place for the uncivilized, but neither does the Savage Reservation have a place for someone born to a civilized woman.
His lack of place, and therefore lack of identity, is one the major themes of the novel. The narrative begins as the Director of the Central Hatchery never named beyond his title leads a tour of young students through the facility in chapter 1.
Huxley cleverly allows the reader an introduction to his futuristic world by allowing us to follow the narrative from the perspective of one of these students.
For particulars, as every one knows, make for virtue and happiness; generalities are intellectually necessary evils. Not philosophers but fretsawyers and stamp collectors compose the backbone of society.
The story takes place in A. The tour begins in the Fertilizing Room, where the Director outlines the basic method of fertilization. Each egg is carefully inspected for abnormalities, and if it passes scrutiny it is then placed in a container with several other ova and is 19 immersed in a high concentration of spermatozoa.
The eggs remain in the solution until each is fertilized, after which they are all returned to the incubators. Here Huxley first introduces the idea of the Caste System, seemingly based on the Indian system with which Huxley, as a citizen of the British Empire would be quite familiar.
People belong to one of five castes, Alpha being the most respected and Epsilon being the least: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, or Epsilon each caste is then divided into three stratums: e. But a bokanovskified egg will bud, will proliferate, will divide. From eight to ninety-six buds, and every bud will grow into a fullsized adult. Making ninety-six human beings grow where only one grew before. We check the normal growth and, paradoxically enough, the egg responds by budding.
One student asks the Director what advantage bokanovskification provides.
At a normal rate of production, an ovary may produce eggs over thirty years, but the goal of mass production is to yield as many identical or nearly identical things as possible in the shortest amount of time. The Director introduces Henry Foster to the students, and asks him to explain the record number of production for a single ovary. The Director invites Henry to join him in leading the students, and they move on to the Bottling Room.
Huxley describes the Bottling Room as a production line in a factory indeed, his Hatchery and Conditioning Centre is little more than a factory that produces socialized humans. This is the first step in constructing an artificial womb for the fertilized ova. Next, the Matriculators carefully 21 slit the peritoneal lining, insert the ova, and fill the bottle with a saline solution.
The Social Predestinators control the Decanting Rate, ef f ectively controlling the population.
They can only stand red light. The bulging flanks of row on receding row and tier above tier of bottles glinted with innumerable rubies, and among the rubies moved the dim red spectres of men and women with purple eyes and all the symptoms of lupus.
The hum and rattle of machinery faintly stirred the air. Henry explains the method of sterilization used in the Embryo Store to the students. Thirty percent of female embryos are allowed to develop normally so that they will mature with a fertile reproductive system. Henry points out that one fertile ovary per would be sufficient to continue current levels of reproduction.
However, thirty percent assures the Hatchery an excellent selection of genetic material. There is no risk of a genetically defective ovary being harvested and used to produce 15, ova. The remaining seventy percent of female embryos are injected with male sex-hormone every twenty-four meters, starting at Metre These will become sterile females, or freemartins.
The embryos are conditioned in numerous ways while on the conveyer belts: those destined to become Epsilons and Deltas are given less oxygen, thus stunting their neurological and physical growth. Pilkington was able to manufacture individuals who were sexually mature at four and physically-mature at six and a half. The tour group comes upon a particularly pretty nurse with whom Henry is acquainted; he introduces the students to Lenina Crowne.
In the interest of time, however, the Director prevents the students and the readers from viewing that conditioning, thus denying us the knowledge of such procedures. One recalls his statement above that while one must be given some sort of general idea of the whole, it is dangerous for individuals to focus too much on generalities. Perhaps the students and by extension, the reader has been given as much of an overview of fertilization and embryonic development as is safe for their limited intellectual development.
While chapter 1 focuses on the conditioning and development of individual embryos, chapter 2 moves on to describe the further socialization of decanted human beings. The first stop is in the Neo-Pavlovian Conditioning Rooms, where infants are conditioned to associate certain objects with fear, thus guaranteeing their dislike of said object throughout their adult life.
This method of conditioning draws 24 from the work of Ivan Pavlov, a Russian scientist of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The students follow the Director into a large sunny room in which a handful of nurses are setting out bowls of roses in a long row across the middle of the room. The screaming of the babies suddenly changed its tone.
There was something desperate, almost insane, about the sharp spasmodic yelps to which they now gave utterance. Their little bodies twitched and stiffened; their limbs moved jerkily as if to the tug of unseen wires. After the alarms and electricity cease, the children are again offered the books and roses, but this time they are terrified by the sight. This exercise will be repeated two hundred times while the infants are in the nursery, forever linking terror and pain with books and flowers.
A love of nature keeps no factories busy. However, it was not long before another, more economically sound method was developed to lure the people into consuming mass transport into the country.
At the same time, we see to it that all country sports entail the use of elaborate apparatus. So that they consume manufactured articles as well as transport.
The students are embarrassed by the thought of viviparous reproduction i. But then most historical facts are unpleasant For you must remember that in those days of gross viviparous reproduction, children were always brought up their parents and not in State Conditioning Centres. The Director leads the students into another room, a dormitory filled with eighty Beta boys and girls sleeping in cots.
And then we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas. Gammas are stupid. They all wear green, and Delta children wear khaki. And Epsilons are still worse. Besides they wear black, which is such a beastly colour.
This lesson will be repeated times per week for thirty months, over 15, times in total. Furthermore, this is only one of many different lessons hynopaedically taught to the children as they 27 mature. The mind that judges and desires and decides—made up of these suggestions. But all these suggestions are our suggestions! Each story follows a character and will be referred to as plots 1, 2, and 3 numbered according to the order in which each plot is introduced.
The chapter jumps between the three stories throughout; by the end of the chapter, it is rare that two consecutive sentences follow the same plot. For this summary, I have mapped each plotline as though it were independent, and here I will track each separately.
It is important to remember, however, that the stories are happening at the same time. By constantly demonstrating the temporal location of each story in relation to the other two, Huxley is able to draw connections and contrasts between them. The tour skips to another location, now on the playground outside of the Hatchery in plot 1. Hundreds of children are playing games such as Centrifugal Bumble-puppy, which of course requires a massive amount of apparatus to play, therefore increasing consumption as well as providing entertainment.
The students watch a nurse pull a crying young boy out from behind a bush, followed by a concerned young girl.
The nurse explains that she is taking the boy to the psychology department because he is reluctant to join in the expected erotic play. The Director comforts the girl, Polly Trotsky, and sends her back to play. Bibles, poetry—Ford knew what. No air, no space; an understerilized prison; darkness, disease, and smells Husbands, wives, lovers.
There were also monogamy and romance. Above all, they are instructive in meaning, neat in form, and easy to remember. This lack of ownership, Mond explains, allows an infinite number of outlets for emotions, effectively reducing the magnitude of any one feeling.
High spurts in the fountain; fierce and foamy the wild jet. The urge has but a single outlet No wonder these pre-moderns were mad and wicked and miserable What with mothers and lovers, what with the prohibitions they were not conditioned to obey And feeling strongly and strongly, what was more, in solitude, in hopelessly individual isolation , how could they be stable? Essentially, Mond argues that all fierce emotion painful and pleasurable chips away at individual and by extension, societal stability.
Mond lectures the students and conveniently, the reader as well in the birth of the World State, a birth that was not at all peaceful.
Following this armageddon was the great Economic Collapse, leading to a final choice between total destruction or World Control, between stability or chaos. Shocking the world by its violence and destruction, the War was followed by severe economic problems that showed no signs of easing in , when Brave New World was published.
It took time, however, for the new government to take hold. The original Controllers attempted to change the social fabric by force, beginning with the conscription of consumption. Yes, actually to culture. The last hurdle the new State had to overcome was the victory over old age. Work, play—at sixty our powers and tastes are what they were at seventeen.
Old men in the bad old days used to renounce, retire, take to religion, spend their time reading, thinking—thinking! As Mond finishes his lecture on old age, two children approach him the tour is still on the playground. Go away, little boy! Go and do you erotic play somewhere else. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
Wonderfully pneumatic. During this discussion, the ignored third man in the elevator, Bernard Marx, listens. He is contemptuous of them as they discuss the Feelies, but turns pale when Henry mentions Lenina. Have her here, have her there. Like mutton. Degrading her to so much mutton. In this society, which is based wholly upon conformity, what happens to those who are unique? How do they behave toward society? And of course, how does their society deal with them? These questions are more clearly explored later in the novel.
Henry comments on how glum Marx looks, and offers him a gramme of soma. This occurs near the end of the chapter, by which point the different plots are textually layered so that the reader, by alternating between them, is essentially reading them simultaneously which is, of course, how they are happening.
The third plot revolves around Lenina, beginning again at the shift-change. Lenina and Fanny discuss their plans for the evening. Wells prescribed a Pregnancy Substitute. While this is not explained in detail, it seems to be an program of injections of ovarin and placentin, intended to provide a hormonal substitute for pregnancy.
Fanny is appalled that Lenina is planning to go out with Henry Foster that night, noting that Lenina and Henry have been going out regularly for four months. Of course he does. Trust Henry Foster to be the perfect gentleman—always correct. One feels one would like to pet him. You know. Like a cat. This belt seems to be a stylish vehicle for contraceptives, essential for all females who are not freemartins. Huxley names the belt after Thomas Malthus, a late-eighteenth, early-nineteenth philosopher who observed that nature produces more offspring than can realistically survive.
Malthus applied this observation to the human population and argued the necessity the population control as a means to avoid famine and poverty. These are the three main plotlines of Chapter Three. At this point, two more scenes are introduced, and are interspersed between the three major plotlines. I do love flying, I do love having new clothes. But old clothes are beastly. We always throw away old clothes. Ending is better than mending, ending is better than mending, ending is better than mending.
The more stitches, the less riches; the more stitches, the less riches. In the red darkness glinted innumerable rubies. Fanny ought to be pleased, even though it was Bernard. Lenina laughs at his eccentricity and the lift arrives at the roof, where its passengers disembark. The sky is humming with helicopters and rocket-planes; air travel seems to be the way of the future. People are not meant to adore beauty for the sake of beauty, but rather see channel everything toward consumerism, like Lenina.
Like Henry in the previous chapter, Benito offers Bernard a gramme of soma, prompting Bernard to rush away. They lift off and the reader is given an aerial tour of London. We see with Lenina the many stadiums and arenas for sports such as Riemann-surface tennis and Escalator Fives.
Part 2 follows Bernard after Lenina leaves him on the roof. Wretched, in a word, because she had behaved as any healthy and virtuous English girl ought to behave and not in some other, abnormal, extraordinary way.
Helmholtz works as a lecturer at the College of Emotional Engineering, and as a writer for The Hourly Radio an uppercaste newspaper ; he also composes Feely scripts and hypnopaedic rhymes. Unlike Bernard, Helmholtz is physically perfect. The reader easily recognizes this urge as the desire to exert his individuality; Helmholtz is unable to name it, for no matter how intelligent, he is still a conditioned member of society. Bernard interrupts Helmholtz, thinking he hears someone at the door.
This sort of conversation is forbidden, and so the nervous Bernard checks to make sure they are truly alone.
They are, and Bernard is embarrassed at his nerves. He complains to Helmholtz, excusing his behavior by bewailing how suspicious people are of him, and how much that makes him suspicious of everyone else.
Helmholtz listens, but feels a 38 bit ashamed for his friend. Lenina and Henry board his helicopter and fly back to London, passing over the monorail trains that provide transportation for the lower castes who presumably cannot afford their own helicopters.
They pass the Slough Crematorium, where smokestacks release the chemicals of each human body as it is burned. Making plants grow.