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CHAPTER 1 at Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre in A.F. 632 the Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning is giving a group of students a tour of a factory that produces human beings and conditions them for their predestined roles in the World State hatchery destines each fetus for a particular caste in the World State → five castes: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, and Epsilon the cloning process is one of the tools the World State uses to implement its guiding motto: → "Community, Identity, Stability" Mr. Henry Foster, an employee at the plant, tells the students that the record for this particular factory is over 16,000 siblings ● ● CHAPTER 2 Director leads the group of students to the Nurseries students observe a Bokanovsky group of eight-month-old babies wearing the Delta caste's khaki-colored clothes children are conditioned to have an instinctive hatred of books and flowers love of nature is abolished in order to increase the consumption of goods while preserving the desire to use transportation lower castes are now conditioned to hate the countryside but to love country sports Director begins to tell a story about a child named Reuben who has Polish-speaking parents Director informs the students that the discovery of hypnopaedia came only twenty-three years after the first Ford Model T was sold ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Brave New World - -...

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Summary CHAPTER 3 Director and students watch naked children playing outside, in the garden, while playtime a little boy and girl are forced to play an erotic game and a nurse as well as the Director notice that the boy does not feel well the Director tells the students something incredible when the Controller Mustapha Mond appears the narrative suddenly begins to shift back and forth between three different scenes: Mustapha Mond's speech to the boys + history lesson: Mond quotes Ford: "History is bunk" (in order to explain why the students have not learned any of the history that the Director explains to them) ● Director and Henry Foster continue to explain the processes of the plant to the boys fetuses undergo different treatments depending on their castes artificial process aims to make individuals accept and even like "their inescapable social destiny" Director and Henry Foster then introduce Lenina Crowne to the students → her job is to immunize the fetuses destined for the tropics with vaccinations for typhoid and sleeping sickness ● ● Director leads the tour to a dormitory where some Beta children are sleeping Director concludes: hypnopaedia is "the greatest moralizing and socializing force of all time" ● the Predestinator suggests going to the Feelies Bernard Marx overhears their conversations and gets upset Lenina Crowne is talking to Fanny Crowne (it is common to have the same surname): Fanny is starting to take a temporary Pregnancy Substitute (at the age of 19) Fanny is surprised that Lenina is still dating Henry Foster and advises her to be more promiscuous Lenina tells her about accepting Bernard's invitation to visit Savage Reservations with him → introduces many of the main philosophical issues within the novel: role of consumption, the interplay between sexuality and emotions, the role of history, and the redefinition of religion ● Director has heard rumors that Mond keeps forbidden books, such as Bibles and poetry collections Henry's conversation in the changing room: ● Henry Foster and the Assistant Director of Predestination talk about Lenina CHAPTER 4 Part 1 Lenina tells Bernard that she would love to come with him to New Mexico in July Bernard is embarrassed because so many other Alpha men witnessed their conversation Benito Hoover interrupts their talk and Bernard rushes away Lenina and Henry are on their date in his helicopter and look down upon their world in perfect contentment Part 2 ● ● ● ● ● ● CHAPTER 5 Part 1 after a game of Obstacle Golf, Henry and Lenina fly in a helicopter over a crematorium they drink coffee with soma before heading off to the Westminster Abbey Cabaret they take another gramme of soma before they return to Henry's apartment Lenina remembers to use her contraceptives even though the doses of soma made them oblivious Part 2 ● ● ● ● ● Brave New World - Summary CHAPTER 6 Part 1 Lenina convinces Bernard to attend a wrestling match Bernhard behaves weirdly and refuses to take soma at first during the return trip in the helicopter, Bernhard stops over the Channel Lenina begs him to stay away from the water after he told her that the silence makes him feel like an individual eventually, he takes a lot of soma and has sex with Lenina ● Bernard talks about his insecurities, especially in terms of his size and not really fitting into the Alpha caste, while some Delta-Minus attendants prepare his helicopter for a flight he visits his friend Helmholtz Watson telling him about Lenina, but Helmholtz does not care Helmholtz thinks his writing talent could be used better + his work leaves him feeling empty and unfulfilled Bernard is very nervous and thinks somebody is overhearing them outside the door Part 2 Bernhard goes to the Director to ask for permission to visit the Reservation the Director allows it and mentions that he took a trip there with a woman twenty years before, who was lost during a storm and has not been seen since ● every other Thursday, Bernard has to take part in Solidarity Service at the Fordson Community Singery there are 12 participants that pass a cup of strawberry ice-cream soma and take a soma tablet with it they sing various Solidarity Hymns the ceremony ends in a sex orgy that leaves Bernard feeling more isolated than ever ● he realizes that he has been revealing too much of his personal life and criticizes Bernhard for his antisocial behavior and threatens to exile him to Iceland if his impropriety persists Bernard leaves the office feeling proud of being considered a rebel Part 3 Lenina and Bernhard travel to the Reservation when they present themselves to the Warden to get his signature on the permit, he launches into a long series of facts about the place Bernard suddenly remembers that he left the scent tap on at his apartment, an oversight that could end up being extremely expensive, so he calls Helmholtz to turn off the tap for him Helmholtz has bad news: he tells Bernard that the Director is planning to carry out his threat of exiling him to Iceland the news crushes and frightens Bernhard and Lenina persuades him to take soma CHAPTER 7 at the Reservation, Lenina watches a community celebration pounding of the drums reminds her of Solidarity Services and Ford's Day celebrations ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● CHAPTER 8 John tells Bernard that he grew up listening to Linda's fabulous stories about the Other Place he also felt isolated and rejected, partly because his mother slept with so many men and partly because the people of the village never accepted him Linda took a lover, Popé, and she began drinking heavily despite being forbidden from taking part in the Indian's rituals, John absorbed the culture around him Linda taught John to read he asked her questions about the World State, but she could tell him very little about how it worked Popé brought The Complete Works of Shakespeare to Linda's house ● ● ● ● ● ● → John read it avidly until he could quote passages by heart Bernard asks John if he would like to go to London with him → he wants to embarrass the Director by exposing him as John's father John accepts the proposal, but he insists that Linda be allowed to go with him John quotes a line from The Tempest to express his feelings of joy at finally getting to see the Other World that he had heard about as a child: "O brave new world that has such people in it." he asks if Bernard is married to Lenina; Bernard laughs and tells him that he certainly is not CHAPTER 9 Lenina, disgusted by the Reservation, takes enough soma to incapacitate herself for eighteen hours Bernard flies to Santa Fé to call Mustapha Mond Mond agrees that John and Linda are a matter of scientific interest to the World State he instructs Bernard to visit the Warden of the Reservation to pick up the orders that will release John and Linda into his care John breaks into the cabin where Lenina is still on soma-holiday ● ● Brave New World - Summary ● ● the images of an eagle and a man on a cross are raised, a youth walks into the center of a pile of snakes a man whips him, drawing blood until the youth collapses; Lenina is horrified ● John, a handsome blond youth in Indian dress, surprises Lenina and Bernard by speaking perfect English he explains that his mother, Linda, came from the Other Place outside the Reservation during a visit to the Reservation, she fell and suffered an injury, but was rescued by some Indians who found her and brought her to the village, where she has lived ever since his father was named Tomakin; Bernard realizes that “Tomakin" is actually Thomas, the Director John introduces Lenina and Bernard to his mother, Linda → wrinkled, overweight, and missing teeth; she disgusts Lenina Linda explains that John was born because something went wrong with her contraceptives she could not get an abortion and felt too ashamed to go back to the World State with a baby after starting her new life in the Indian village, she followed all her conditioning and slept with any man she pleased, but some women beat her for taking their men to bed he rifles through her things before he finds her passed out on the bed he gazes at her, quietly quoting passages from Romeo and Juliet he wants to touch her but fears that it would defile her Bernard's helicopter approaches, and John is able to run from the house and hide his trespass Brave New World - Summary CHAPTER 10 Hatchery: Director tells Henry that he plans to dismiss Bernard in front of dozens of high-caste workers as a public example he explains that Bernard's unorthodox behavior threatens stability Bernard arrives and the Director tell him that he is being transferred to Iceland but then Bernard presents Linda and John Linda accuses the Director of making her have a baby and the room suddenly falls silent John falls at the Director's feet and cries, "My father!" the workers break out into peals of hysterical laughter as the Director rushes from the room ● ● ● ● CHAPTER 11 the Director resigns in disgrace, and Bernard is able to keep his job John, known as "the Savage," becomes an instant society hit Linda takes soma continually and falls into a half-awake, half-asleep state of intoxication Bernard experiences unprecedented popularity as John's appointed guardian ● ● ● ● Lenina likes John but cannot tell if he likes her; she takes him to a feely, but John hates the movie he is overwhelmed by the physical desire towards Lenina and refuses to have sex with her he locks himself in his room and reads; Lenina returns to her room and takes soma CHAPTER 12 Bernard arranges a large party of important people, promising them a chance to meet the Savage → when they arrive, John refuses to leave his room ● ● ● ● ● ● he shamelessly parades his unorthodox behavior, thinking that his popularity as the Savage's discoverer and guardian will protect him Bernard writes Mond a letter about John's verdict and that he agrees with him; Mond wants to teach Bernard a lesson ● the dozens of identical twins in a factory sickens John and he echoes Shakespeare's line John refuses to take soma and visits his mother Linda often → Bernard is humiliated and embarrassed as all of his guests Lenina is disappointed that she cannot see John again to find out why he behaved so strangely after the feely the Arch-Community-Songster warns Bernard that he should be more careful in his criticisms of the World State Bernard sinks back into his former melancholia now that his newfound success has evaporated he makes John his scapegoat Bernard is simultaneously grateful and resentful that Helmholtz gives him the friendship he needs without criticizing him for his earlier unfriendliness Helmholtz has gotten himself into trouble for reading some unorthodox rhymes to his students at the college John and Helmholtz meet, and they take to one another right away Bernard is jealous of their affection for one another and wishes he had never brought them together → he takes soma to escape his feelings John reads passages from Shakespeare to Helmholtz the poetry enraptures Helmholtz, but when John reads a passage from Romeo and Juliet about Juliet's parents trying to persuade her to marry Paris, Helmholtz bursts into laughter → the absurdity of having a mother and father is funny to Helmholtz; the fact that anyone would make a fuss over which man a girl should have is even funnier John locks his book away because Helmholtz's laughter insults and wounds him CHAPTER 13 Henry invites Lenina to a feely, but she declines he notices that she is upset and suggests that she might need a "Violent Passion Surrogate" she complains to Fanny that she still does not know what it is like to sleep with a savage Fanny warns her not to become obsessed over one man and that she should find someone else to take her mind off of him ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● CHAPTER 14 John hurries to the Park Lane Hospital for the Dying he whispers impatiently to a nurse that he wants to see his mother blushing furiously at his use of the word mother, she leads him to Linda's bed John sits next to her in tears, trying to remember the good times they had together a troop of eight-year-old Bokanovsky boys gathers around Linda, asking why she is so fat and ugly John angers the nurse when he strikes one particularly offensive child she criticizes him for interfering with the children's death conditioning and leads them away Linda mistakes John for Popé; he shakes her angrily, demanding that she recognize him as her son she says his name, starts to recite a hypnopaedic phrase from her childhood, and then begins to choke he rushes to the nurse in a fit of grief to ask for help, but Linda is dead by the time they get to her ward John sobs uncontrollably; the nurse worries about the damage done to the children's death-conditioning she hands out chocolate éclairs to the Bokanovsky twins one twin points to Linda's body and asks John, "Is she dead?" John pushes him to the floor and rushes out of the ward ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● CHAPTER 15 in the hospital vestibule, John encounters two Bokanovsky groups of Delta twins picking up their soma rations after their shift ● Brave New World - Summary ● ● Lenina replies that she wants only John and other men simply cannot distract her Fanny suggests that she just go over there and rape John Lenina takes soma and visits John, intending to seduce him ● John falls to his knees and begins quoting Shakespeare to express his adoration he speaks about marriage and declares his love for her she asks why he had not said anything if he had wanted her all along his talk about lifelong commitments and growing old together horrifies her Lenina presses her body against his and begins to remove her clothes → John becomes furious and terrified he calls her a whore and slaps her the phone rings and he answers it, Lenina hears him leave the apartment John cries out for them to stop taking the soma rations he tells them that it is a poison meant to enslave them and asks them to choose freedom the man distributing the soma calls Bernard at home Helmholtz answers the phone and relays the news about John's statements to Bernard they rush to the hospital together the Deltas do not understand John which makes him angry John throws the soma out of the window and has a fight with the Deltas Helmholtz and Bernhard arrive and Helmholtz defends John while Bernard just stands there the police arrives: spraying soma vapor and a powerful anaesthetic the police asks Helmholtz and John to come quietly Bernard tries to slip out the door unobserved, but he is caught before he can escape

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CHAPTER 1 at Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre in A.F. 632 the Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning is giving a group of students a tour of a factory that produces human beings and conditions them for their predestined roles in the World State hatchery destines each fetus for a particular caste in the World State → five castes: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, and Epsilon the cloning process is one of the tools the World State uses to implement its guiding motto: → "Community, Identity, Stability" Mr. Henry Foster, an employee at the plant, tells the students that the record for this particular factory is over 16,000 siblings ● ● CHAPTER 2 Director leads the group of students to the Nurseries students observe a Bokanovsky group of eight-month-old babies wearing the Delta caste's khaki-colored clothes children are conditioned to have an instinctive hatred of books and flowers love of nature is abolished in order to increase the consumption of goods while preserving the desire to use transportation lower castes are now conditioned to hate the countryside but to love country sports Director begins to tell a story about a child named Reuben who has Polish-speaking parents Director informs the students that the discovery of hypnopaedia came only twenty-three years after the first Ford Model T was sold ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Brave New World - -...

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Summary CHAPTER 3 Director and students watch naked children playing outside, in the garden, while playtime a little boy and girl are forced to play an erotic game and a nurse as well as the Director notice that the boy does not feel well the Director tells the students something incredible when the Controller Mustapha Mond appears the narrative suddenly begins to shift back and forth between three different scenes: Mustapha Mond's speech to the boys + history lesson: Mond quotes Ford: "History is bunk" (in order to explain why the students have not learned any of the history that the Director explains to them) ● Director and Henry Foster continue to explain the processes of the plant to the boys fetuses undergo different treatments depending on their castes artificial process aims to make individuals accept and even like "their inescapable social destiny" Director and Henry Foster then introduce Lenina Crowne to the students → her job is to immunize the fetuses destined for the tropics with vaccinations for typhoid and sleeping sickness ● ● Director leads the tour to a dormitory where some Beta children are sleeping Director concludes: hypnopaedia is "the greatest moralizing and socializing force of all time" ● the Predestinator suggests going to the Feelies Bernard Marx overhears their conversations and gets upset Lenina Crowne is talking to Fanny Crowne (it is common to have the same surname): Fanny is starting to take a temporary Pregnancy Substitute (at the age of 19) Fanny is surprised that Lenina is still dating Henry Foster and advises her to be more promiscuous Lenina tells her about accepting Bernard's invitation to visit Savage Reservations with him → introduces many of the main philosophical issues within the novel: role of consumption, the interplay between sexuality and emotions, the role of history, and the redefinition of religion ● Director has heard rumors that Mond keeps forbidden books, such as Bibles and poetry collections Henry's conversation in the changing room: ● Henry Foster and the Assistant Director of Predestination talk about Lenina CHAPTER 4 Part 1 Lenina tells Bernard that she would love to come with him to New Mexico in July Bernard is embarrassed because so many other Alpha men witnessed their conversation Benito Hoover interrupts their talk and Bernard rushes away Lenina and Henry are on their date in his helicopter and look down upon their world in perfect contentment Part 2 ● ● ● ● ● ● CHAPTER 5 Part 1 after a game of Obstacle Golf, Henry and Lenina fly in a helicopter over a crematorium they drink coffee with soma before heading off to the Westminster Abbey Cabaret they take another gramme of soma before they return to Henry's apartment Lenina remembers to use her contraceptives even though the doses of soma made them oblivious Part 2 ● ● ● ● ● Brave New World - Summary CHAPTER 6 Part 1 Lenina convinces Bernard to attend a wrestling match Bernhard behaves weirdly and refuses to take soma at first during the return trip in the helicopter, Bernhard stops over the Channel Lenina begs him to stay away from the water after he told her that the silence makes him feel like an individual eventually, he takes a lot of soma and has sex with Lenina ● Bernard talks about his insecurities, especially in terms of his size and not really fitting into the Alpha caste, while some Delta-Minus attendants prepare his helicopter for a flight he visits his friend Helmholtz Watson telling him about Lenina, but Helmholtz does not care Helmholtz thinks his writing talent could be used better + his work leaves him feeling empty and unfulfilled Bernard is very nervous and thinks somebody is overhearing them outside the door Part 2 Bernhard goes to the Director to ask for permission to visit the Reservation the Director allows it and mentions that he took a trip there with a woman twenty years before, who was lost during a storm and has not been seen since ● every other Thursday, Bernard has to take part in Solidarity Service at the Fordson Community Singery there are 12 participants that pass a cup of strawberry ice-cream soma and take a soma tablet with it they sing various Solidarity Hymns the ceremony ends in a sex orgy that leaves Bernard feeling more isolated than ever ● he realizes that he has been revealing too much of his personal life and criticizes Bernhard for his antisocial behavior and threatens to exile him to Iceland if his impropriety persists Bernard leaves the office feeling proud of being considered a rebel Part 3 Lenina and Bernhard travel to the Reservation when they present themselves to the Warden to get his signature on the permit, he launches into a long series of facts about the place Bernard suddenly remembers that he left the scent tap on at his apartment, an oversight that could end up being extremely expensive, so he calls Helmholtz to turn off the tap for him Helmholtz has bad news: he tells Bernard that the Director is planning to carry out his threat of exiling him to Iceland the news crushes and frightens Bernhard and Lenina persuades him to take soma CHAPTER 7 at the Reservation, Lenina watches a community celebration pounding of the drums reminds her of Solidarity Services and Ford's Day celebrations ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● CHAPTER 8 John tells Bernard that he grew up listening to Linda's fabulous stories about the Other Place he also felt isolated and rejected, partly because his mother slept with so many men and partly because the people of the village never accepted him Linda took a lover, Popé, and she began drinking heavily despite being forbidden from taking part in the Indian's rituals, John absorbed the culture around him Linda taught John to read he asked her questions about the World State, but she could tell him very little about how it worked Popé brought The Complete Works of Shakespeare to Linda's house ● ● ● ● ● ● → John read it avidly until he could quote passages by heart Bernard asks John if he would like to go to London with him → he wants to embarrass the Director by exposing him as John's father John accepts the proposal, but he insists that Linda be allowed to go with him John quotes a line from The Tempest to express his feelings of joy at finally getting to see the Other World that he had heard about as a child: "O brave new world that has such people in it." he asks if Bernard is married to Lenina; Bernard laughs and tells him that he certainly is not CHAPTER 9 Lenina, disgusted by the Reservation, takes enough soma to incapacitate herself for eighteen hours Bernard flies to Santa Fé to call Mustapha Mond Mond agrees that John and Linda are a matter of scientific interest to the World State he instructs Bernard to visit the Warden of the Reservation to pick up the orders that will release John and Linda into his care John breaks into the cabin where Lenina is still on soma-holiday ● ● Brave New World - Summary ● ● the images of an eagle and a man on a cross are raised, a youth walks into the center of a pile of snakes a man whips him, drawing blood until the youth collapses; Lenina is horrified ● John, a handsome blond youth in Indian dress, surprises Lenina and Bernard by speaking perfect English he explains that his mother, Linda, came from the Other Place outside the Reservation during a visit to the Reservation, she fell and suffered an injury, but was rescued by some Indians who found her and brought her to the village, where she has lived ever since his father was named Tomakin; Bernard realizes that “Tomakin" is actually Thomas, the Director John introduces Lenina and Bernard to his mother, Linda → wrinkled, overweight, and missing teeth; she disgusts Lenina Linda explains that John was born because something went wrong with her contraceptives she could not get an abortion and felt too ashamed to go back to the World State with a baby after starting her new life in the Indian village, she followed all her conditioning and slept with any man she pleased, but some women beat her for taking their men to bed he rifles through her things before he finds her passed out on the bed he gazes at her, quietly quoting passages from Romeo and Juliet he wants to touch her but fears that it would defile her Bernard's helicopter approaches, and John is able to run from the house and hide his trespass Brave New World - Summary CHAPTER 10 Hatchery: Director tells Henry that he plans to dismiss Bernard in front of dozens of high-caste workers as a public example he explains that Bernard's unorthodox behavior threatens stability Bernard arrives and the Director tell him that he is being transferred to Iceland but then Bernard presents Linda and John Linda accuses the Director of making her have a baby and the room suddenly falls silent John falls at the Director's feet and cries, "My father!" the workers break out into peals of hysterical laughter as the Director rushes from the room ● ● ● ● CHAPTER 11 the Director resigns in disgrace, and Bernard is able to keep his job John, known as "the Savage," becomes an instant society hit Linda takes soma continually and falls into a half-awake, half-asleep state of intoxication Bernard experiences unprecedented popularity as John's appointed guardian ● ● ● ● Lenina likes John but cannot tell if he likes her; she takes him to a feely, but John hates the movie he is overwhelmed by the physical desire towards Lenina and refuses to have sex with her he locks himself in his room and reads; Lenina returns to her room and takes soma CHAPTER 12 Bernard arranges a large party of important people, promising them a chance to meet the Savage → when they arrive, John refuses to leave his room ● ● ● ● ● ● he shamelessly parades his unorthodox behavior, thinking that his popularity as the Savage's discoverer and guardian will protect him Bernard writes Mond a letter about John's verdict and that he agrees with him; Mond wants to teach Bernard a lesson ● the dozens of identical twins in a factory sickens John and he echoes Shakespeare's line John refuses to take soma and visits his mother Linda often → Bernard is humiliated and embarrassed as all of his guests Lenina is disappointed that she cannot see John again to find out why he behaved so strangely after the feely the Arch-Community-Songster warns Bernard that he should be more careful in his criticisms of the World State Bernard sinks back into his former melancholia now that his newfound success has evaporated he makes John his scapegoat Bernard is simultaneously grateful and resentful that Helmholtz gives him the friendship he needs without criticizing him for his earlier unfriendliness Helmholtz has gotten himself into trouble for reading some unorthodox rhymes to his students at the college John and Helmholtz meet, and they take to one another right away Bernard is jealous of their affection for one another and wishes he had never brought them together → he takes soma to escape his feelings John reads passages from Shakespeare to Helmholtz the poetry enraptures Helmholtz, but when John reads a passage from Romeo and Juliet about Juliet's parents trying to persuade her to marry Paris, Helmholtz bursts into laughter → the absurdity of having a mother and father is funny to Helmholtz; the fact that anyone would make a fuss over which man a girl should have is even funnier John locks his book away because Helmholtz's laughter insults and wounds him CHAPTER 13 Henry invites Lenina to a feely, but she declines he notices that she is upset and suggests that she might need a "Violent Passion Surrogate" she complains to Fanny that she still does not know what it is like to sleep with a savage Fanny warns her not to become obsessed over one man and that she should find someone else to take her mind off of him ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● CHAPTER 14 John hurries to the Park Lane Hospital for the Dying he whispers impatiently to a nurse that he wants to see his mother blushing furiously at his use of the word mother, she leads him to Linda's bed John sits next to her in tears, trying to remember the good times they had together a troop of eight-year-old Bokanovsky boys gathers around Linda, asking why she is so fat and ugly John angers the nurse when he strikes one particularly offensive child she criticizes him for interfering with the children's death conditioning and leads them away Linda mistakes John for Popé; he shakes her angrily, demanding that she recognize him as her son she says his name, starts to recite a hypnopaedic phrase from her childhood, and then begins to choke he rushes to the nurse in a fit of grief to ask for help, but Linda is dead by the time they get to her ward John sobs uncontrollably; the nurse worries about the damage done to the children's death-conditioning she hands out chocolate éclairs to the Bokanovsky twins one twin points to Linda's body and asks John, "Is she dead?" John pushes him to the floor and rushes out of the ward ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● CHAPTER 15 in the hospital vestibule, John encounters two Bokanovsky groups of Delta twins picking up their soma rations after their shift ● Brave New World - Summary ● ● Lenina replies that she wants only John and other men simply cannot distract her Fanny suggests that she just go over there and rape John Lenina takes soma and visits John, intending to seduce him ● John falls to his knees and begins quoting Shakespeare to express his adoration he speaks about marriage and declares his love for her she asks why he had not said anything if he had wanted her all along his talk about lifelong commitments and growing old together horrifies her Lenina presses her body against his and begins to remove her clothes → John becomes furious and terrified he calls her a whore and slaps her the phone rings and he answers it, Lenina hears him leave the apartment John cries out for them to stop taking the soma rations he tells them that it is a poison meant to enslave them and asks them to choose freedom the man distributing the soma calls Bernard at home Helmholtz answers the phone and relays the news about John's statements to Bernard they rush to the hospital together the Deltas do not understand John which makes him angry John throws the soma out of the window and has a fight with the Deltas Helmholtz and Bernhard arrive and Helmholtz defends John while Bernard just stands there the police arrives: spraying soma vapor and a powerful anaesthetic the police asks Helmholtz and John to come quietly Bernard tries to slip out the door unobserved, but he is caught before he can escape