Chapter 10-18“The greater a man’s talents, the greater his power to lead astray” Haley page122.-disscuss the ironyIn the brave new world people believe that everyone belongs to someone else. They are born with different caste and appointed jobs. They do not have to or cannot think and worry about anything, because the controllers need absolute submit to their orders. In their formats of human, human should not have talents and a brain to think. In this case, Bernard’s belief, habits, goals and curiosities have brought tension to the controllers. They think that Bernard’s “talents” will lead him or the community to a new theory of life, which is forbidden in the new world. This sentence is a verbal irony, director use the word “astray” to show that man’s talents is a noxious thing to have, which could lead people to corruption. But the truth is that the greater a man’s talents, the greater his power to lead to the understanding of life. (10.7) Cult of personality. John the Savage
Who takes advantage?
Cult of personality means intense devotion to a particular person. This arise when an individual creates heroic, at times worship images, to idealized an idea or person. John reads Shakespeare whenever he feels upset or confused. During his time at the Reservation Shakespeare’s literature and Linda’s previous life in civilized society have always been John’s only sources of information about Brave New World (Chapter 8, page 131). When John started living at the Brave New World whenever Linda is busy or is permanently under the influence of soma, he didn’t have anyone to go to for questions so he had no choice but to turn to Shakespeare to explain his surroundings. John is a passionate human who uses Shakespeare as his emotional guide. For example, when he went to watch a movie with Lenina and he thought the film was horrible, “Five minutes later he was back in his room. From its hiding place he took out his mouse-nibbled volume, turned with religious care its stained and crumbled pages, and began to read Othello,” chapter 11, page 171. Unfortunately, John’s taste for Shakespeare suggests that John will not fit into normal society. His emotional nature will forever alienate him from all existing cultures. Everyone was curious about John Savage and his social schedule, so Bernard, his accredited guardian, found himself “for the first time in his life, treated not merely normally, but as a person of outstanding importance,” (chapter 11, page 156). Bernard takes advantage of his fame; however, he foolishly criticizes society and even goes far as to lecture Mustapha Mond in a letter on ways that society could improve (chapter 11, page 158). The letter amuses and angers Mond, “The idea of this creature solemnly lecturing him about the social order was really too grotesque (p.159).” Find five Shakespearean quotes
Identify and significance
“O brave new world”(Pg121,184)
Identify:From “The Tempest” Act 5 Scene 1,(Miranda speaks this line while he reaches the new place) Significance:First time John says this quote is full of his hope towards the new world(“O brave new world that has such people in it.Let’s start at once.”)(Pg121),later on,this quote becomes the motivation for John fight against the new world(“Now,suddenly,they trumpeted a call to arms.”)(Pg184).Here is a obvious irony.However,to compare John with Miranda,they both relate to this quote while they encounter something they have not seen before ,showing John just like Miranda is far from civilization society;or we can say John chooses to be far because he is unable to accept the idea of the new world.In John’s eyes,he can not understand why the new world makes so many mistakes bravely;like setting the life for people,society without conscience,people take drug for escape unpleasantness…… “O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night Like a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear;Beauty too rich...
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