His hair, eyes, and overall demeanor stand out to Bernard and Lenina because they’ve never seen anything like him. Even his story is one that they’ve only been told in horror stories (Lenina at least). We finally find someone that is similar to Bernard. Context:
Bernard shows dissatisfaction with his intellectual superiority. Bernard believes his insufficient physical traits threaten his place of power. He continues to add to the lack of diversity in Brave New World by not only trying to hide the introverted side to himself, but he tries to overcompensate for his height with his
While, on the whole, the World State facilitates the carefree and cheery lives of its members, there is one major outlier, that being Bernard Marx, yet upon acquiring John, a savage, he envelops himself in fleeting false success. Throughout the earlier half of the novel, he merely mopes about and complains, “I’d rather be myself… Myself and nasty. Not somebody else, however jolly” (Huxley 74). He carries a clear disdain for what, he views, is the artificial joviality that all members of the World State possess. Wanting to remain “nasty”, he constantly refuses the amenities that his peers receive readily, such as the hallucinatory drug “soma”.
In Aldous Huxley’s novel “Brave New World” the world has fallen into an authoritarian order, of which control is kept through constant distraction and suppression of information. Though through this remains communities of “savages” who reject the new world order and have continued more traditional human life in reservations. It is in one of the these reservations the Aldous Huxley introduces the character John, a foil to the society he is introduced to. This exile from the land and the ideologies of the home John once knew to the “brave new world” allows John to both learn about himself and gives him the ability to see the corruption within the world state. John is introduced in the novel as the protagonist, Bernard Marx, and his female companion,
People, in a way, are conditioned by the media and other influences to think or act a certain way, and they judge anyone who doesn’t do the same, but the people who are profoundly intelligent and successful are typically the ones who don’t bend to the will of society. In Bernard’s case, his exile is both alienating and enriching because it results in loneliness, but he has this advantage of intelligence and freedom that others in his world do not because their actions are governed by the
RATIONALE I wrote a diary about Lenina’s thoughts in the Brave new world society. As a principal character, Lenina represents a model citizen that always follows its policies. But I think that inside herself she has desires and disagreements with it. Bernard´s behavior mentally confuses her, because he was always complaining about the governments ' ideologies and opposing to take soma.
In Brave New World Aldous Huxley uses Lenina's contradictions to undermine the so called utopia of the World State, and to show how ignorance can alter the judgement of ethics and morality. In the beginning, Huxley sets Lenina as naïve and almost idiotic character for the audience to view. Lenina is meant
Bernard is the only one who tries to break the lack of individualism in his community. Bernard wanted to be “more on [his] own, not so completely a part of something else. Not just a cell in the social body”(Huxley 90). The utopians described themselves as being to everyone else that no one was on their own. However, Bernard wanted to be different than everyone else, he felt different than everyone else.
Lenina, a character in Brave New World, helps portray the author’s message of a dystopia by being used as a hidden outsider. Lenina has many similar habbits and traits as her friend Franny, however Lenina helps highlight the unorthodox of many situations and opinions that Franny and the society think are
In Chapter Six, Bernard represents the point of view that individuals do not need to use soma and be conditioned in order to be themselves or happy. He feels that he doesn't need to be apart of the social body to be content. When talking to Lenina while looking at the ocean, Bernard says, “It makes me feel as though...as though I were more me... Not just a cell in the social body” (Huxley, 90). From this quote one can infer that Bernard does not like the idea of being forced to become somebody that he is not, just to satisfy society's needs.
Chapter 17 Bernard says sorry to John for his behavior. John wants to go with Helmholz and Bernard but the Controller says no. The experiment of John the savage in the civilized world must go on. The leaders of this world are so mean and just don't care about
Four months with Henry Foster, without having another man, why he would be furious if he knew” ( Aldous Huxley 37). Lenina has learned through observation that to fit in or be normal, she has to be promiscuous. Bernard Marx who, Lenina at one point goes out with believes that you should only have one partner at a time, because of this he seen as an outcast to society. Lenina recognizes that unless she is promiscuous, she will turn out like Bernard Marx, alone and disrespected.
Not only is she dying, but her death is abnormal to observers because she aged developing wrinkles and gained weight. After his mother’s death, John was not able to control his emotions and erupted at the citizens of World State who do not understand his troubles. Huxley also uses pathos by siding with Lenina when she tries to seduce John and he gets furious and berates her by calling her a “strumpet.” Lenina does not understand why she was the perpetrator because her values are different from John’s. Lenina’s and John’s contrasting practices and emotions represent immoral and moral beliefs.
“Did you ever see Bernard Weaver that night? Like a run in at the casino or in the halls?” “Now that I think about it, I did see that nervous wreck pacing around the hallways of the hotel. He looked like a mental patient, walking back and forth like a madman. He was muttering about some money he owed.
Bernard Nightingale parallels Septimus as he is ambitious, mechanical in learning, and takes interest in academic rankings. Hannah on the other hand is logical, creative, and intellectually superior to Bernard. Hannah states: “this whole Romantic sham, Bernard! It’s what happened to the Enlightenment, isn’t it? A century of intellectual rigour turned in on itself / A mind in chaos suspected of genius.