and Bernard see the savage people. Lenina feels sick when she looks
at an old man. She is horrified to realize that her soma is not with
her. They attend a religous ceremony. The drums soothe Lenina's mind,
which reminds her of a Ford's day celebration. When the people started
singing, and dancing, she was appalled. During their ceremony, a boy
was whipped to death as an offering to Jesus and Pookoong. Lenina
could not take it, and began sobbing. After the ceremony, they meet
John, who wishes he were able to be the offering. John's mother was
from the civilization. When his mother, Linda, meets Lenina she is
ecstatic.It turns out that Lenina was the women that the director
had left behind, and John was the director's son. Lenina is devastated
to see a Beta in this condition. Linda's body is out of shape, and
she wore rag clothes. She was dirty and she smelled bad.
and John talk; John shares his experiences in growing up in the reservation.
When he was growing up, everyone secluded him because he was not Indian
like the other savages. He hated any man that his mother came in contact
with. He remembers walking in on his mother being whipped by the village
women, and he could do nothing to protect her. His mother beat him
because she couldn't stand the fact that she bore a child. Linda would
always tell him of the civilization, , where everything was happy.
She taught John to read. After Bernard and John's long talk, Bernard
invites John to come back to London with him. John read a lot of Shakespeare
when he was young, and it was a major way of sorting out his thoughts
and communicating what he felt in life by comparing it with Shakespeare's
Marx makes arrangements with Mustapha Mond to bring John and Linda
back to London with them for the benefit of scientific interest. John
goes to meet Bernard. He breaks into the hotel where they were staying
to see Lenina on soma holiday. He recites Shakespeare while caressing
her face and hair to express the emotions that he feels for her. Bernard
comes back and they get ready to leave.
returns with the two savages and meets up with the director in the
middle of one of his lectures. The director condemns Bernard to
Iceland for his "uncivilized" behavior in front of the
crowd that he is lecturing. When asked to show any reason why he
should not be executed, Bernard brings in Linda and John. Linda's
ecstatic outbursts of seeing the director humiliate his character.
When John called the director Father, the students where beaming
with laughter. Embarrassed, the director left the room.
director was reassigned, and John and Linda were kept for special
studies. Nobody really bothered with Linda due to her bad teeth and
unyouthful appearance. She returned to using soma, and took holiday
after holiday. The director had planned the quickness of her death
by using soma dosages to decay her body away. Bernard becomes a popular
figure for his connection to the savage. He was finally treated like
an alpha plus, and not like an outcast. Helmholtz and Bernard get
into a disagreement due to how Bernard's attitude is changing. Bernard's
job was to show the savage all aspects of the civilized life. He also
made reports to Mustapha Mond on what he had found out about the savage's
reaction and behavior. Lenina took Bernard with her to one of the
"Feelies". They watch a movie which allows the viewers to
feel what is going on through electric impulses. Lenina was hoping
that John might have her after the "feelie" was over. John
relucted to have Lenina due to his morals. This upset Lenina and she
began a lust for John.
refuses to come out of his room to Bernard's savage-featured party.
The guests are apalled and treat Bernard the same way that they
did before his savage popularity started up. His guests were talking
bad about him to his face.
and Helmholtz become friends again. The savage and Hemholtz get
along rather well, which makes Bernard jealous. Helmholtz shares
his rhymes with John, and John shares his Shakespeare with Helmholtz.