Monday, March 25, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
-Bernard stabs the director in the back
-Bernard was the guardian of a Savage (John)
-people revered him
-talks of someone giving Bernard alcohol in his embryo development were silent
-Bernard's job is to look out for the John
-he take notes on John thoughts as if he were an experiment
-Bernard brags to Helmholtz about the attention he is getting from being the guardian John
-Helmholtz does not share the enthusiasm that Bernard shares for this feat so Bernard gets upset and decides to leave him
-Lenina might be developing feelings for John
-She liked Bernard because he was different and initially denied her, but eventually (with the help of soma) slept with her
-John refuses to sleep with Lenina because that is childish
-Since Lenina helped "discover" John, she gets to run errands with John when Bernard is busy
-Lenina and John are together in this scene
-The machine is designed to give you sensations and hear noises that are provocative
-During the process, you watch a movie called Three Weeks in a Helicopter
-a dark man and a woman are together
-the dark man develops feelings for her and the woman declines those feelings
-the dark man stalks her and kidnaps her on a helicopter for three weeks
-Three Alphas manage to rescue her and in gratitude she becomes their woman in a polygamy relationship
-John doesn't like the film
-Lenina hopes that her & John might sleep together
-instead John steps into a different cab and says "Good night"
-Bernard sets up an extravagant party to host the savage (John) and show him off
-Arch Community-Songster of Canterbury, a celebrity, is invited to the party
-After the day with Lenina John does not want to see anyone
-Bernard's shouting outside John's room
-he refuses to leave his room
-John's reading Romeo & Juliet
-Bernard begs him to come out because this is his opportunity to shine in the community
-Everyone uses sex & drug to escape everything
-Everyone, including the songster, gets angry because they were denied to see John
-People began to ridicule Bernard
-“I knew it the whole time that someone accidentally slipped alcohol in his embryo-state.”
-People left the party
-Bernard’s fame as well as his ego got reduced to below average.
-Bernard goes to Helmholtz to reconcile because of his bad behavior
-Helmholtz is more than happy to reconcile
-Lenina is a bit down because she has obviously developed feelings for John who denies her. --Henry asks Lenina out but she declines
-shes upset about something
-doesn't want to go out with anyone
-Lenina asks her friend Fanny for aid
-Fanny can't believe Lenina couldn't get John
-Fanny basically says to take charge
-Lenina visits John
-John told Lenina that he loved her
-Lenina starts stripping
-John yells at her and calls her a "strumpet" which is basically a prostitute
-He pushes her and yells to leave
-She grabs some of her clothes and runs in the restroom to redress
-While she is changing, John gets a call from the hospital
-his mother is ill
-Linda is near to death
-Park Lane Hospital
-John flies to the hospital and weeps by his mother's bed
-asks if there's anything to save her "No''
-"Hug me till you drug me honey."
-She momentarily wakes up and says "Pope'' at the sight of her son
-John is obviously mad because she is so "high" she can barely recognize him
-Some kids (twins) enter the room to see her
-they talk about her appearance
-John yells at them to leave
-A nurse comes in and says the kids are being conditioned to accept death.
-She threatens to kick out John but John eventually leaves
-Linda dies in this chapter
-the person tells him the old things have been burned
-John dislikes new things and expresses that
-everyone is okay with how the new world is
-soma causes liberty
-they have to sacrifice a lot because of what they chose
-they can't replace a persons passion for something
-John doesn't like Delta
-they say that Delta do so much for them
-civil war broke out and thousands of men lost their lives
-world controller took over the island
-Controller asks to take Bernard out
-Iceland is where ppl have a self concious
-he choice to be a world director instead of going to Iceland
-knowledge was highest good
-truth was supreme valley
-mass productions triggers changes
-they emphasis the truth
-ppl are interested in beauty and health
-Controller asks Helmhortz where he wants to go
-he said somewhere with bad weather "winds & storms"
°Themes.. consumerism- everyone needs to have new things.
°Ex clothes get thrown away. °Foundation of it. Things need to be renewed.
°Characters named after historical figures...
°Theme... unity - cant be ideal society without unity. Trying to get rid of ppl tht are different.
°Values.. marriage, mother, father & others have been twisted
°Optimistic in beginning of book. Was trying to prove a point & for shock value to get ppl to read the book.
°Symbols... Ford (worshipping industrialism/assembly line instead of God)
°Froid -- ego of humanity
°Could relate to characters
°Conditioned to be happy.. the characters
°Conditioned to feel special
°Bernard becomes corrupt bcuz all eyes are on John
°Ex. John gets in fight & Bernard doesn't help
°John wants to leave but they dnt let him
°Technology used in book demonized but in reality technology advances are used.
°Gender Rules.... diff between mother & father terms-
°Equality in cast but sexual stand point.. men more dominant & show off number of women they slept with.
°A lot of equality with things they do but no higher female role
°Equality but no authority
°Seems like Alpha Plus were all males
°Soma in today's society are drugs
°Nobody is an individual so everyone has same soma
°women are moms bcuz they take care of embryos
°Men going away as women work in factories like WWI
°"Brave new world" a quote from Tempast
°Significance of title- from John's perspective he's seeing a new world compared to his
°changing p.o.v.s from characters
°ch 2 changes perspectives of characters with every other line
°Difference of post modernism & modernism is time period in this sense & also post modernism needs inconsistency
°Chronology is something making sense in time.
°Postmodernism is used to...
Monday, March 11, 2013
Describe and explain the father/son reunion in Ch 10 of Brave New World.
When John enters the room, the first thing he does is go to the Director. He then falls to his knees and repeats the phrase "My Father." The Director didn't know how to react to having a son thus entering shock. He had just "united" with Linda when he found out John existed. Being a boy who was denied a relationship with his father, John did his part when uniting with the Director. He was happy to have finally meet the person his mother talked about. Even though the Director didn't react like the normal father would when meeting his son for the first time. Considering father mean something else, the Director became embarrassed as he heard the words and crowds laughter. It was an awkward situation for everyone. On one side you have two people that were living under different rules & then you have the director. A person who has changed the meaning of every word. In the Director's world, people don't have babies. The words mother and father have weird meaning. People there aren't supposed to get attached to others. John has lived a life under his mother's wings. She has been his mother --loved him, cared for him. It's understandable why the Director felt embarrassed and ran. He was John's father. He did the abnormal and had a child with Linda. His views on life will restrict a relationship between John and him. If he gets attached it will go against everything he worked for.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Saturday, March 9, 2013
-Bernard left her to run errands
-he spoke with Mustapha Mond
-Mond gave permission to bring Linda & John
-Bernard did a lot in the amount of time he had
-the author states the times Berard completes an action
-John comes to meet them but finds the door locked
-he sobs but half an hour later he looks through the mirror
-he finds a green suit-case with the initials L.C.
-John goes through Lenina's things
-he hears a noise
-John enters another rooms and finds her lying on the bed
-he kneels besides her
-anaphora "Her eyes, her hair, her cheek, her gait, her voice;"
-John was thinking about touching Lenina
-"Did he dare? Dare to profane with his unworthiest hand that … No, he didn't."
-John was scared to pull the zipper down
-he heard a fly only to find it was a plane
-he panic band ran to the other room
-John received Bernard as he climbed out of the helicopter
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
-Lenina thinks he was a "nice-looking boy" and began to smile at him
-Linda was his mother
-she had she had came from the"Other Place long ago"
-She got hurt while walking alone and was left behind by Tomakin as he went back to the Other Place
-"(Yes, "Thomas" was the D.H.C.'s first name.)"
-hunters from Malpais found her and the boy was born in Malpais
-they meet Linda and she's in horrible conditions
-Linda starts to cry and is happy to see a "civilized face"
-she said she had to suffer without soma
-Linda was a Beta having a baby and ashamed of it
-she said she didn't know how it happened and that she took all precautions
-she begins to reminisce on old memories
-things are different there bcuz everyone belongs to one person
-Linda talk about being rushed after women found out that their men kept going to her
-she mentions John and how jealous he was
-John was overprotective and couldn't understand why Linda had to be with so many people
-he tried to kill someone at one point
-Linda said it was hard to answer questions because she was just a Beta that worked in the Fertilizing room
-it ends with asking "What are you to answer?"