0 He intended to become a doctor. Oxford. Due to problems with his eyes he turned to literature.Author 0 Aldous (Leonard) Huxley was born at Godalming in 1894. 0 He came of one of the most intellectual families of England and attended Eton and Balliol College. 3/14/2011 2 .

0 His first publication was The Burning Wheel in 1916. Brave New World 1932). and published short stories. He also edited The Letters of D. living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death in 1963. travel writing. Brief Candles 1930) and prose (Vulgarity in Literature 1930.0 Best known for his novels including Brave New World and a wide-ranging output of essays. H. He wrote novels (Point Counter Point 1928. and film stories and scripts. short stories (Mortal Coils 1922. 0 He spent the later part of his life in the United States. Huxley also edited the magazine Oxford Poetry. Lawrence in 1932. Between 1920 and 1950 he published more than 35 volumes. 3/14/2011 3 . Music At Night 1931). poetry.

Savage and his mother Linda. 0 Bernhard Marx. 0 John Savage also called Savage or Mr. Alpha plus and lecturer at the College of Emotional Engineering. an Alpha plus psychologist at the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre.Main characters. Bernhard's friend. 3/14/2011 4 . 0 Helmholtz Watson.

3/14/2011 5 .Delta. where they are divided into five castes (which are further split into 'Plus' and 'Minus' members) and designed to fulfill predetermined positions within the social and economic status of the World State.Beta. 0 Natural reproduction has been done away with and children are created.Story 0 The novel opens in London in the "year of our Ford 632" (AD 2540 in the Gregorian Calendar).Gamma. 'decanted' and raised in Hatcheries and Conditioning Centres. 0 The people are divided into five different castes: Alpha.Epsilon.

a psychologist. However. Bernard and Lenina watch what at first appears to be a quaint native ceremony. she is still highly content in her role as a woman. while Bernard. a woman who seldom questions her own motivations. 0 Bernard's only friend is Helmholtz Watson. 0 In typical tourist fashion. is reprimanded by her friends because she is not promiscuous enough. 0 Linda gave birth to a son. is an outcast.0 The novel describes life in The World State as wonderful and introduces Lenina and Bernard. John (later referred to as John the Savage) 3/14/2011 6 . 0 Lenina. normal for her society. Lenina is a socially accepted woman. an Alpha Plus lecturer at the College of Emotional Engineering.

she is tired of a life without soma. 0 Bernard and Helmholtz are told they will be exiled to islands of their choice. 3/14/2011 7 . 0 After Bernard and Helmholtz have left. John wants to see the "brave new world" his mother has told him so much about.0 Linda wants to return to her familiar world in London. Mustapha and John engage in a philosophical argument on the morals behind the godless society and then John is told the "experiment" will continue and he will not be sent to an island.

hanging by the neck. and the orgy in which he participated that countered his beliefs. hopeless. 0 When thousands of gawking sightseers arrive that morning.0 John. 3/14/2011 8 . horrified by his drug use. alone. frenzied at the prospect of seeing the savage perform again. they find John dead. makes one last attempt to escape civilization and atone.

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