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Why does John reject the 'civilization' represented in "Brave New World" and how does Huxley make this apparent in his writing?

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Why does John reject the 'civilization' represented in "Brave New World" and how does Huxley make this apparent in his writing? John comes from an Indian reservation in New Mexico, and goes to the Brave New world with Bernard Marx who was about to be sent away from there because he was different. Bernard and Lenina brought John because they knew that John was the son of the Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning with Linda. This would humiliate the Directory because having viviparous babies in the Brave New World was seen as disgusting, and no one would ever imagine that the director could have had one himself. John was not accepted in the savage reservation because his mother slept with many men, this was seen as an absurd, but in the Brave New World it was not, "Every one belongs to everyone else"; having sex with many different people was a moral duty. ...read more.

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Unfortunately John had too many high expectations, which were all let down. John had heard so much about the Brave New World, that he was unimpressed when he was taken the Charing T tower and saw the weather department captive balloon. He found it nice, "Still, Ariel could put a girdle around the earth in forty minutes", but nothing compared to the greater things he had read about which were done in plays. One of the reasons why John rejected the Brave New World was because of his background. John came from two different places, one of which his mother creates for him; where there are civilized people and modern technology; and the world of the savages where he is considered an outcast and she a whore. John rejects the simplicity of the Brave New World, because things were not as in the Shakespeare's stories which he had read, they were much easier. ...read more.

Conclusion

He shows us this by his choice of vocabulary to describe some adults playing a foolish game, and uses the word maggots to explain his views, "The green was maggoty with fore-shortened life." He could have used any other word such as an ant, but he does not, because he wants us to think the Brave New World is a bad place. Maggots are revolting creatures that feed on rotting flesh and turn into flies. It was obvious that John was different to the people of the civilized world, "I'm claiming the right to be happy", people started to make fun of his way of being, so he escapes to a lighthouse. People want him to whip them. He tries to make them go away but it becomes an orgy porgy, which he joins in. He was so disgusted by what the Brave New World did to him that he consequently hanged himself. Alessandra Glogowsky 1 ...read more.

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