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Exile in Brave New World

For AP Lit.

Alex B

on 11 January 2013

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Brave New World
By Aldous Huxley Exile Who is Exiled? Bernard Marx
Helmholtz Watson
John the Savage
Mustapha Mond Bernard Marx Bernard was always made fun of because or a few reasons: he was 8cm shorter than the rest of the Alphas and he acted very weird. Because of this he could rarely have anyone. There was a rumor someone put alcohol into his surrogate, so people used that as an explanation for why he was so weird. Society exiled him by bullying him. Helmholtz Watson He's like the "star quarterback"--he was everything Bernard wasn't socially a physically; buff, good looking, the right height, had all the girls he wanted, etc. He only recently discovered that Social Stability was a load of blasphemy. He exiled himself, mainly mentally, because he was bored with Social Stability and the sheepish intelligence of others. Later, he and Bernard exile themselves in an island, supplied by Mustapha Mond. John the Savage Indirect Exile: Growing up, John suffered at the hands of the natives of Malpais because of what his mother (crash!) Linda did with the men of Malpais. Also he looked differently, but that was used aside from the fact his mother (crash!) was promiscuous. Linda Indirect Exile: Linda was exiled by the citizens of Malpais because of her promiscuous deeds. Later, when she returns to the Brave New World, she is exiled in part by all of her old friends because of her physical condition and the fact she gave birth. Mustapha Mond We learn that Mustpha Mond, in his earlier years, had become a lot like Helmholtz, in which is independence became more prominent than his social conformity. He was given an option of going to be with people like him or start training to become a Controller. He chose to become a Controller, obviously. Indirect Exile Direct Exile Bernard Marx
John the Savage (in Malpais)
Linda Helmholtz Watson
John the Savage (In the "Other World")
Mustapha Mond Direct Exile: In the ending of the book John exiles himself from the "Other World" that he heard such positive things about when he was younger. He exiled himself because the Brave New World was terrible in his opinion and his religious views. Direct Exile: Due to the indirect exile from the Indians, Linda became a recluse in her home with the mescal and peyotl. Once back in the Brave New World, Linda soma's her way to an early death. She self-exiled herself mentally because she couldn't handle any reality. The bruises hurt him, the cuts were still bleeding; but it was not for the pain that he sobbed; it was because he was all alone, because he had been driven out, alone, into this skeleton world of rocks and moonlight. - Page 136 The Savage had chosen as his hermitage the old lighthouse which stood on the crest of the hill between Puttenham and Elstead. - Page 243 A mental excess had produced in Helmholtz Watson effects very similar to those...it was only quite recently that, grown aware of his mental excess, Helmholtz Watson had also become aware of his difference from the other people who surrounded him. - Page 67 ....the physical defective Bernard had suffered all his life from the consciousness of being separate... - Page 67 Sometimes, for several days Linda didn't get up at all. She lay in bed or else was sad. Or drank the stuff that Pope brought her and laughed a great deal and went to sleep. - Page 127 The return to civilization was for her [Linda] the return to soma. - Page 154 And if you have people in the ordinary way, the others think you're wicked and anti-social. They hate and despise you. - Page 121 I was given the choice; to be sent to an island, where I could have got on with my pure science, or to be taken on to the Controllers' Council with the prospect of succeeding in due course to an actual Controllership. I chose this and let the science go. - Page 227 Nobody had the smallest desire to see Linda. To say one was a mother-- that was past a joke; it was an obscenity...then there was her appearance. Fat; having lost her youth; with bad teeth' and a blotched complexion, and that figure (Ford!)-- you simply couldn't look at her without feeling sick, yes, positively sick. - Page 153
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