Brave New World: CHARACTER ANALYSIS / DETAILED CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS by Aldous Huxley
Lenina has decided Bernard is definitely odd; she wonders if she should go on vacation with him after all. But she concludes that she'd rather go to America with . Lenina's entrance in Brave New World basically has her making eyes with the guy Lenina decides that Bernard is definitely odd, but she'd still like to go on this. Brave New World study guide contains a biography of Aldous Huxley, After work, Lenina and Bernard Marx share a crowded elevator heading to the roof. . over entering into sexual relations so early in their relationship.
This is most evident after he over hears another group of males talking about a female as though she were a piece of meat rather than a human being: Degrading her to so much mutton. He knows that the world is wrong, he knows that women are more than just creatures or meat, but because he is the only one who feels that way he has a hard time proving his opinion.
She is easily conditioned by the brainwashing and is rather happy about it. Lenina is ignorant because she acts and feels the way she does without knowing any different and without caring. She cannot see through the illusions like Bernard can.
Once or twice, Bernard even tries explaining to her that she is being tricked, but because the lies have affected her so deeply she thinks that something is wrong with Bernard. She thinks that he is mental. Bernard asks Lenina Crowne out on a date.
During the date, Lenina wants to go play a game and then have sex because that is how she was brainwashed and conditioned but Bernard has a different idea. He wants to talk and then go for a walk in the Lake District. This is when we see brainwashing effect on Lenina come out: He has such awfully nice hands. In order to assure that the Director will not deal unfairly with him, Bernard arranges to take John and Linda back to London with him.
When Tomakin again threatens Bernard with exile, he produces the two people from the reservation, totally humiliating the Director. For a while, Bernard serves as John's guardian and basks in the limelight that he receives from this position. Having a false sense of superiority because of John, he begins to openly criticize some of the things in the brave new world; but he lacks the courage of his convictions and when put to the test, he always fails.
In the end, Bernard chooses to leave the mainstream of the brave new world and go with Helmholtz to an isolated rebel island in search of greater individual freedom. Helmholtz Watson Helmholtz is mostly distinguished in the novel as Bernard's only friend. He is a powerfully built man, who is deep-chested, broad-shouldered, huge, yet agile; in sharp contrast to Bernard, Huxley says that physically he is "every centimeter an Alpha-plus. Even when Bernard deserts him for awhile, Helmholtz eagerly renews the friendship when Bernard is ready.
He sees in Bernard a fellow Alpha who questions the brave new world. In truth, he is much more of a rebel than Bernard. That is why he is finally banished to an island of his choice. Helmholtz is attracted to the Savage and befriends him.
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Bernard is clearly jealous of their easy relationship, but Helmholtz is a much more trusting and intelligent individual than Bernard. Because of his knowledge, Helmholtz has no fear of the Controller and even dares to question him, just like the Savage.
Lenina Crowne Lenina is important in the novel because of the affect that she has on Bernard and the Savage. She has bought into philosophies of the brave new world; although intelligent, she prefers to submit to her conditioning and not cause waves.Brave New World Aldous Huxley Audiobook
There are moments of non-conformity in her, but she resolutely curbs such tendencies, preferring to be a silent member of the social stability. When her friend Fanny suggests that she is seeing too much of Foster and is destined to get herself in trouble for it, Lenina heeds the advice and turns her attention to Bernard.
She travels with him to the Savage Reservation, where she meets John and is immediately attracted to him. Since she is a true product of the brave new world, she shuns traditional human emotions and sees sex as only a casual involvement. As a result, she cannot understand why the Savage shows no interest in her physically. Frustrated by the fact that John has not seduced her, she decides she will attack him.
Finding him alone in his apartment, she undresses and tries to embrace him. The Savage, who condemns the promiscuity of the brave new world, is horrified at her forwardness and strikes out at her.
Later in the novel, when John is being accosted by the crowds at the lighthouse, Lenina comes to try and help him.
Misunderstanding her purpose, he is enraged by her presence and whips her. Although John is very attracted to her, he punishes himself for thinking "evil" thoughts about her.
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The conflict he has over Lenina contributes to his misery that leads to his suicide. Linda Linda was created in the new world and abandoned in the old, carrying John, her illegitimate son. Because of the duality of her nature, she is more recognizably "human" than most of the other characters of the novel. Created to become a Beta-minus, she is unable to overcome the early years of hypnop'dia and conditioning. When abandoned on the reservation by Tomakin, she is miserable, because she cannot escape the philosophies of her past; therefore, she is ridiculed and used on the reservation because of her promiscuity and lack of emotion.
Like her son, she dreams of escaping the reservation and returning to the new world. Her passionate, intense, and sometimes incoherent narration to Bernard and Lenina captures vividly and effectively her plight amongst the Savages. Bernard sees in her the opportunity to "save" himself and gains permission from the Controller to take her back to the new world for scientific study. When Linda returns to London, life does not improve for her.