Although he knows the limits of the brave new world, he accepts them for the benefit of social stability. Bernard prefers to walk with her in a park so that they can spend time talking. He joins the student tour at the Director's behest and quotes facts about the processes of the hatchery. On paper, he certainly should. Even in a society obsessed with providing happiness, society can still cause pain. This scene is where our emotional loyalty starts to shift away from Bernard.
Bernard warns her that the reservation lacks any sort of games or amusements, and that she might be bored. This goes on and on for much of the novel, again leading people to believe that Brave New World was more of a forum for Huxley's ideas than a true or at least classic novel. Bernard's independence of mind stems more from his inferiority-complex and depressive nature than any depth of philosophical conviction. In a society devoid of commitment and monogamy, the only way for Bernard to get her to fall in love with him is to force her to experience emotions. Lenina uses soma much more frequently than Bernard but for the same reason: she wishes to suppress her emotions. You've also got a string of famous Mustafa's before this particular Mustafa, all of whom were the Sultans of the Ottoman Turkish Empire.
Interestingly, Bernard continually becomes angry with Lenina in spite of his love for her. A physicist by training, he understands and accepts the principles of the new conformist totalitarian society. Thus, while Bernard is not exactly heroic and he becomes even less so as the novel progresses , he is still interesting to the reader because he is human. My mother was transported from the Viseu ghetto, whereas Weisel came from the Sighet ghetto and the families knew each other. Bernard, Bernard…what happened to you? He's basically championing our thoughts and opinions within this fictional world. Bernard and Lenina cross the Atlantic and go to a hotel near the reservation.
That same night, Lenina expects Bernard to stay over and sleep with her, but he has to take a lot of soma before he can do so because he feels embarrassment over entering into sexual relations so early in their relationship. If Huxley's character is a nod to this historical Henry Foster, then it might have to do with the fictional Foster's preoccupation with numbers and measurements. People gossip mercilessly about him, and he knows it. She uses soma to suppress unwelcome emotions. John is the character who ends up exposing a lot of the hypocrisy of the society in the book.
Bernard is in love with the highly beddable Lenina. Stability is the highest social virtue because it leads to lasting happiness. Those who have some flaws are discriminated and oppressed by the majority. Finding him alone in his apartment, she undresses and tries to embrace him. Benito Hoover: Benito Mussolini was an Italian fascist dictator. Mond and the Savage are the only two truly complex characters in the novel, for they know both the old world and new world. Helmholtz Watson Watson is an Alpha-Plus with too much intelligence.
John and Linda are the only ones who know Malpais and London well. Helmholtz, on the other hand, embodies pure reason and intelligence devoid of emotional complications. But before we get too judgmental, we have to admit that the deck is stacked against Bernard to start. Bernard's small stature has given him an inferiority complex. Lenina responds to his heresy by quoting her hypnopaedic learning. In the end, Bernard chooses to leave the mainstream of the brave new world and go with Helmholtz to an isolated rebel island in search of greater individual freedom.
He seeks to distance himself from society, such scaring Lenina by showing her the cliffs by the sea. Polly Trotsky: Leon Trotsky was a Marxist Communist active in the early 20th century. When given the chance to join a fight against the World State, Bernard hesitates. The greater a man's talents, the greater his power to lead astray. Brave New World is the novel by Aldous Huxley.
This quote is from the H. As a result, she cannot understand why the Savage shows no interest in her physically. Brave New World cover Bernard's Struggles Bernard feels very isolated from the rest of society. Created to become a Beta-minus, she is unable to overcome the early years of hypnop'dia and conditioning. However, Marx is also insecure and emotional, and he therefore has difficulty understanding his society. One also needs to speak about Lenina Crowne. Death, as Henry puts it, is simply another way to benefit society.
This fear of individuality ensures the stability of the society because its absence prevents creativity. Because he doesn't fit in, he's constantly looking for something to make him special. He was using his intelligence to save him from leaving London. But before we start, note that all the connections we've made here between characters in the novel and historical figures are speculative. He holds unorthodox beliefs about sexual relationships, sports, and community events.
This about-face proves Bernard to be a critic whose deepest desire is to become what he criticizes. Despite it all, Bernard is still very much a member of the shallow, sex-obsessed society that he claims to hate. When is this name used? While they are walking at the savage reservation Bernard is confuse seed about how differently John lives than himself. Lenina Crowne: Vladimir Lenin was a Russian revolutionary communist who appropriated Marxism and ended up a leader of the Soviet Union in the 1920s. Let's just say that, if we were physicists, we would know an equation or two named after him. His experience with John and his friendship with Helmholtz, however, bring him to a certain maturity by the end of the novel.