Brave New World Chapter 14 Summary

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In chapter 14 of Brave New World, death is treated as nothing more than an inevitability. In this chapter, we see that even though John is looking for his mother, the nurse is impatient and tells him “Well, I must go, ... I’ve got my batch of children coming.” (182) These children are more important to the nurse due to her conditioning telling her death is going to come to the patient sooner than the children. When the nurse finally brings the children for their death conditioning, “They swarmed between the beds, clambered over, crawled under, peeped into T.V. boxes, made faces at the patients.” (183) These children are being conditioned to treat death as something natural, so as children they treat the hospital like their playground. When
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