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Brave New World Plot Diagram
Transcript of Brave New World Plot Diagram
Society restricts many things and has a strict caste system
Mood is serious and heavy at the start and mystery accumulates until main character is introduced
Main character is Bernard Marx, a psychologist that greatly dislikes current society and the way it is organized
Bernard has only one friend that he trusts: Helmholtz Watson
Lenina is another character that appears
She is a well known woman in their society and is acquaintances with Bernard
Leader of society is the World Controller, Mustapha Mond
Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning is a character that often taunts Bernard and degrades him in the eyes of society
Bernard's furious reaction to Henry Foster talking about Lenina as if she was meat foreshadows that he is unhappy in this society and dislikes people looking down on him
Antecedent Action: Nine Years' War leads to economic collapse and creation of society Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Initial Incident Climax With the Director gone, Bernard's popularity skyrockets with the help of John who Bernard is a guardian for
People come from all over London to attend Bernard's party to meet the Savage (John) but John refuses to show
Bernard breaks off his friendship with Helmholtz after thinking that Helmholtz was jealous of his popularity Bernard gets permission to go to Savage Reservation
Director warns him about the dangers of the reservation
Accidentally tells Bernard that he went to the reservation once with a girl who got lost in the wild
Reveals that he may hold emotions toward the girl
Bernard is curious and wants to know what happened to the girl Lenina and Bernard visit the Savage Reservation
Lenina is disgusted as they take a tour of the reservation
Bernard looks for a women like the one the Director described Bernard calls Helmholtz and finds out that the Director is planning to send him to Iceland
Desire for vengeance increases
Lenina comes face to face with the horrors of aging and uncivilized society Bernard meets John, the son of the woman that the Director had a relationship with, and asks John a series of questions
Learns that the woman's name is Linda and that John is the Directors son
John leads them to Linda, who explains what had happened to her Bernard convinces John and Linda to come back to London with them
Bernard introduces them in front of a crowd to embarrass the Director
The Director quits in shame and Bernard becomes famous Mustapha Mond talks about sending them to an island and Bernard goes hysterical
Mustapha continues on explaining about his own past and telling them that the islands weren't that bad
Helmholtz agrees to be exiled and gets his choice of islands Lenina tries to seduce John, who becomes violent and scares Lenina
John gets a call that Linda is dying and decides that he hates soma and this World State society
Bernard's reputation crashes and after rescuing John from a hoard of Delta workers that attacked him, Bernard, Helmholtz, and John talk with Mustapha Mond After having a discussing about religion with Mustapha Mond, John decides to separate himself from society
He goes to live in a lighthouse to be away from the horrors of soma and to be part of nature
People come to visit him but he chases them away, they still return and many interviewers come to observe him Denouement John whips himself in shame because he was thinking of Lenina
Crowds come to view the Savage and it results in a mass orgy, Lenina is seen shedding tears for John
John hangs himself the next day, horrified of what he had done
This shows the dark side of society since it can influence you to do many things you did not mean to do Conflict Human vs Society Theme First impressions are not always accurate POV: Omniscient/Roving Camera In the novel, when John lands in civilized London, the first thing he says is "Oh brave new world, with such people in it." He quotes Shakespeare and imitates Miranda's amazement at this new world she has been put in. Bernard, however, knows that this statement is not at all true since he has come face to face with the monsters of their society and has witnessed all too many imperfections. John also comes to see the horrors of this society and realizes just how wrong he was about this world. He learns that he had only saw the surface of this society and later regrets ever thinking that this society was wonderful. This leads us to conclude that not all first impressions are accurate and we should always think things over and carefully observe before coming to an conclusion. References: "Brave New World." SparkNotes. SparkNotes, n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2013.
"Brave New World." Shmoop. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2013.
"Brave New World By Aldous Huxley Book Summary." Brave New World by Aldous Huxley CliffsNotes. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2013.