The novel opens in London in the year of 2540. The world is not divided anymoreby countries, instead there is a unique territory called the World State’s. In thisPangaea, there is no much diversity; just one language is spoken, just one religionis approved (they believe in Ford instead of lord) and the heart of the societyresides in the development of technology and sciences rather that the developmentof individuals.The values within the society promulgate can be summarized in this fragment:
“stability. No civilization without social stability. No social stability without individual stability.”
(Huxley,1932: 31). The idea is that fragmentation in the society createsvulnerable individuals incapable to think and to act. In fact one of the strategies tobreak down the intrinsic arrangement of the society was to fracture the families,taking control of the procreation process by opening breed laboratories in whichpeople were “decanted” with the only purpose to serve to the clockwork system.This particular setting is essential in the development of the plot because it gives tothe reader many elements of an alienated world in which one may reflect andcontrast with the real world.The second chapter introduces Bernard Marx, a psychologist who from the verybeginning of the story establishes certain feeling of reluctance towards the system.He wondered about the lack of sentiment in everyone´s doing. He was concernedabout everyone´s acting like machines.Afterwards, another character is introduced: Lenina Crowne, a woman who likesBernard, because she considers he is a unique man. Equally, Bernard feels for her,consequently he invites her to a savage reservation, a place where time stood still,a place where people still live in families, and there were diseases and pain, aplace like the world we know.