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The people of this brave new world are conditioned not to be unhappy ie. feel pain or really any ‘real’ feelings at all so they are drawn to these real emotions shown by John.

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Here Huxley contradicts himself yet again calling the ‘savages’ inhuman when they are in fact the most human in the entire book, Those who are made in the rest of the world-not on the reservation-those who are made on conveyor belts and conditioned are really the inhuman ones.

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The people of Brave New World are conditioned to hate nature but here they are playing happily among it. In this passage nature is described as a beautiful thing, enjoyable for all. Is Huxley purposefully criticizing himself? Or has he just ignored his previous set-ups to better explain the idea at hand?

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March 30th, 2014

I looked up boskage and it means a large mass of trees and/or shrubs.

March 22nd, 2014

Bring in the images for each of the things listed: what is a boskage?

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Even for things so superficial as newspapers, all of the castes have separate ones. Also why are there no newspapers for the Epsilons? Are they conditioned to be illiterate?

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March 30th, 2014

The Epsilons are illiterate, it is mentioned earlier in the book. “‘And Epsilons are still worse. They’re too stupid to be able to read or write.’” (page 27)

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“Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissue. This results in symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, and damage to joints, skin, kidneys, blood, the heart, and lungs.” (http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/info/lupus/)
Here Huxley is showing Lenina’s stress and confusion of her feelings for John, comparing her to someone who is very ill.

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March 22nd, 2014

or is she very ill? If most die by 60, how healthy might they be?

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"Falkland Islands" (Starr McKittrick – Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World (Chapter 16)”) | pending

In the book didn’t Mustapha Mond agree to send Bernard and Helmholtz to somewhere with a “thoroughly bad climate”? Here it describes the Falkland islands as “a beautiful group of islands, with a temperate climate”. Did Huxley purposefully put them as the opposite?

""But people never are alone now," said Mustapha Mond. "We..." (Starr McKittrick – Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World (Chapter 17)”) | pending

This could be why John feels the need to get away from it all-because they are never alone and it seems so unnatural or unbalanced

"Maine de Biran" (Starr McKittrick – Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World (Chapter 17)”) | pending

He was a philosopher who believed that humans should be able to develop to be willed and free beings. He was also much more focused on the “inner life of man” rather than the “external sense experience” as Brave New World is (an example of this real feeling and connection vs. soma and the ‘feelies’)
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/358703/Marie-Francois-Pierre-Maine-de-Biran

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