was feeling down and depressed because she couldn't have John. After
talking with Fanny in the changing room, she decided to show up at
his place and make him have her. He feels that he is in love with
her when she approaches him. He begins to recite Shakespeare to her,
and asks her for her hand in marriage. Lenina is of course shocked
because she has been conditioned to think of marriage and love as
repulsive acts. She tries to get John to sleep with her as a reaction.
This angers John because he has just professed his deepest passions
and morals, and Lenina tried to lay herself upon him. Lenina'a actions
must have reminded John of what he hated about his mother, causing
John to snap. John tried to force Lenina off of him, but she still
tried to lure him on. He began to hit her because she wouldn't stop.
She went into the bathroom to save herself when John got a phone call
from someone saying that his mother was dyeing.
went to visit his mother. The nurse found it odd that patients would
have visitors. When the twin children were staring at Linda with curiosity,
John shoved them away in rage. His mother died, and John's reaction
to her death was odd to the head nurse and the children.
followed what he believed was his mother's body after she died. He
was confused about the numerous amounts of Deltas at the scene, which
made it hard for him to see where they were taking Linda's body. A
man called the attention of the crowd to distribute soma tablets.
John stood on the platform with the man who was distributing the soma
tablets, and began to throw the tablets away. He told the crowd the
soma was poisoning their minds and souls. Helmholtz and Bernard arrive
on the scene after a phone call of John's whereabouts and actions.
Helmholtz joins John in his speech movements. Bernard, after debating
what the right thing to do was, stays in the crowd and tells the police
to help him stop the riot. The police show up and take the men away.
John, and Helmholtz were taken to the controller's study. Mustapha
Mond talks with the three of them about society, civilization, books,
etc. He tells them of when he was in their position and he chose
Controlership over tampering with Science. A decision is made to
send Helmholtz and Bernard to one of the many islands for those
who break away from civilization and become individuals. John wishes
to go with them, but Mustapha Mond will not allow it because they
need to conduct studies on him.
and the controller keep up their conversation about books, religion,
and science. The controller believed that in order to reach total
happiness, civilization should not worry about God. The savage disagreed
and stated that total happiness is freedom from individuality, the
ability to be sad and fear God, and the tortures of sin.
decides to leave the civilization also. The savage fled to a remote
lighthouse. He begged for forgiveness from his gods. He made himself
suffer many injustices for the sake of being purified. He bought
enough materials to sustain himself for almost a year. He started
up a garden and enjoyed a secluded life tainted with self-affliction.
One day, some Delta-Minus workers drove by and witnessed John whipping
himself as a self-punishment for being impure. They word spread
around civilization and the next day reporters came to talk with
John. They asked questions about the whip, and what he thought about
civilization. He answered in Native Indian tongue, and then kicked
the reporter in his coccyx.
Darwin Bonaparte had hid out in the woods to get exclusive coverage
on the savage. He managed to catch an outrageous moment in which
John was repeatedly whipping and tormenting himself for thinking
of Lenina. Bonaparte recorded all of the material on video and released
it in the First Class Feelie Palaces in Western Europe. John was
a craze after the movie was viewed. On the afternoon after the evening
of the release, John was interrupted by masses of people. The crowd
laughed at him and took pictures of him. The crowd wanted John to
whip himself. They yelled "WHIP! WHIP! WHIP!". John took
the whip and advanced towards the crowd. They asked John to "do
the whipping stunt" Lenina arrived shortly after the clatter
with Henry. Furiously, the savage went after Lenina and slashed
at her with his whip. The audience responded by striking one another.
They were singing, dancing, and hitting each other. John found himself
joining the mad crowd in dancing, hitting, and usual "orgy-porgy"
activities. The next day he committed suicide as a reaction to remembering
what activities he joined in.