Who is Bernard Marx named after?
The conditioning expert gets his surname from Karl Marx, a German socialist whose book The Communist Manifesto (1848) became the bible of those who sought a classless society. Lenina Crowne: Lenina’s first name is a derivative of the leader of the 1917 Russian Revolution, Vladimir Ilich Lenin.
Was and will make me ill I take a gram and only am meaning?
When she recites, “Was and will……and only am,” Lenina is saying that things are confusing her; she does not want to think about them, and the consequencs may not turn out as she has planned. Rather than worry and be made ill, she is going to take soma and just “be”–just exist.
Why is soma used in Brave New World?
Soma is a drug that is handed out for free to all the citizens of the World State. In small doses, soma makes people feel good. In large doses, it creates pleasant hallucinations and a sense of timelessness. He says that taking soma makes the citizens of the World State “slaves.”
How did Mustapha Mond become a world controller?
Mustapha Mond The Resident World Controller of Western Europe, one of only ten World Controllers. He was once an ambitious, young scientist performing illicit research. When his work was discovered, he was given the choice of going into exile or training to become a World Controller.
What does bunk mean?
Bunk, slang for bunkum, meaning: Absurd, ridiculous, nonsense, bunkum (related to the word debunk) Truancy, “playing hookey” or “cutting” (skipping) class.
Who said this famous quote history is bunk?
What are Feelies?
In Brave New World, the feelies are movies that are experienced not only through sight and sound but also through touch. The sensation of touch is transmitted to the viewer via two metal knobs on the armrests.
What is a pregnancy substitute?
A pregnancy substitute is a set of injections and pills that women are given to simulate the effects of being pregnant. By that, I mean that they simulate the hormonal effects of pregnancy. In the book, women are said to need these and are in fact required to have one when they are twenty one years old.
What important person has Bernard invited to his reception?
1. What important person has Bernard invited to his reception? Why? Bernard has invited the Arch-Community-Songster of Canterbury to his reception because he wants to make an impression.
How does Bernard embarrass the director?
How does Bernard humiliate the Director? He brings Linda and John back to the World State, they reveal that the Director is John’s father and everyone laughs. Why is everyone interested in John but not Linda? Her physical appearance is not good.
What happens when John wants to make love to Lenina?
What happens when John wants to make love to Lenina? When John tells Lenina he loves her, she says, “‘Then why on earth didn’t you say so?” she cried, and so intense was her exasperation that she drove her sharp nails into the skin of his wrist. Having love of nature means no factories and the people become gratuitous.
What is the only word John can say repeatedly after his mother dies?
What is the only word John can say, repeatedly after his mother dies? John can only say “God” over and over after his mom dies causing confusion for the others in the room as they’ve never heard of God before.
Why can’t a world of Alphas be created?
A world of Alphas cannot be created because that would result in Alphas having to do low-caste work, rather than Epsilons, etc. 6