"Brave New World" book report by Aldous Huxley

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1. When first reading this science fiction novel, I realized that the setting was in a very unique society. Everything was scientific and modern, with an unusual way of life. The reader becomes aware of the unique society when the author says, "... opening an insulated door he showed them the racks upon racks of numbered test tubes."

2. Lenina confirms with Bernard that she would like to go on a trip with him to The Savage Reservation. There, they meet John, The Savage. He tells his story to Bernard, and it turns out that he is the illegitimate son of the Director and Linda, a woman who disappeared twenty-five years ago. Bernard invites him to come to London. Eventually The Savage flees in order to become independent. He later hangs himself. The main conflict was all the trouble that John was causing in the civilized world and all of the problems that he saw with their way of life.

The climax is when John is in an argument with one of the leaders of the new world. It is when John becomes disgusted with the society.

3. I like Bernard because although he was involved in the modern society, he still had his own opinions about issues. For example, he wasn't like all of the other men because he viewed sex in a more old-fashioned way. He was more reluctant to be with a girl just for the heck of it. I disliked Pope` because he was the Indian lover of John's mother who left her to be sick. He seemed to have no kindness in his heart.

4. The overall mood of this work was somewhat depressing. Nobody in the society had freedoms to do as they pleased. The plot itself didn't flow very easily, mainly...