SIN-ister Secrets - 06 - Aldous Huxleys Intrepid New Life

The novel opens in London in AF 632 (AD 2540 in the Gregorian diary). The system described above is illuminated by the activities of two of the novel«s significant characters, Lenina Crowne and Bernard Marx, and the other characters with whom they come into reach. Lenina, a hatchery workman, is socially accepted and contented, but Bernard, a psychologist in the Directorate of Hatcheries and Conditioning, is not. He is shorter in stature than the middling of his Alpha caste—a attribute shared by the reduce castes, which gives him an inadequacy complex. His inside and his industry with hypnopaedia allow him to tolerate, and belittle of, the methods by which system is unceasing. Courting calamity, he is vocal and cavalier about his differences. Bernard is mocked by other Alphas because of his stature, as well as for his individualistic tendencies, and is threatened with expatriation to Iceland because of his nonconformity. His only crony is Helmholtz Watson, a lecturer at the College of Demonstrative Engineering. The closeness is based on their feelings of being misfits (in the surround of the Epoch Imperial), but distant from Bernard, Watson»s have a hunch of alienation stems from being exceptionally crack, savvy intellectuals, ample, and physically defensive. Helmholtz is worn out to Bernard as a confidant. Bernard takes a vacation with Lenina at a Barbaric Demurrer in New Mexico. (The savoir vivre of the village ethnic assemblage resembles the synchronic Born American groups of the dominion, descendants of the Anasazi, including the Puebloan peoples of Acoma, Laguna and Zuni.) There they look at ceremonies, including a formal in which a village boy is whipped into unconsciousness. They stumble upon Linda, a strife from the start from the Epoch Imperial who is living on the demurrer with her son John, now a childlike man. She too visited the demurrer on a vacation, and became separated from her assemblage and was left side behind. She had meanwhile become suggestive by a ally-holidaymaker (who is revealed to be Bernard«s boss, the Head of Hatcheries and Conditioning). She did not try to earn to «civilization» because of her blacken at her pregnancy. Neither Linda nor John are accepted by the villagers, and their entity has been despotic and unpleasant. Linda has taught John to tolerate, although from only two books: a well-organized guide from his mother»s job in the hatchery and the calm works of Shakespeare