By Harold Bloom
Aldous Huxley's courageous New global, a part of Chelsea residence Publishers' Bloom's publications assortment, provides concise serious excerpts from courageous New international to supply a scholarly review of the paintings. This complete research consultant additionally good points "The tale at the back of the tale" which information the stipulations less than which courageous New global used to be written. This name additionally contains a brief biography on Aldous Huxley and a descriptive checklist of characters.
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Humiliated, Bernard announces that the guest of honor will not appear. ” Bernard’s short-lived celebrity is over. Lenina accompanied the Arch-Songster to the party and is particularly upset at John’s absence. Still confused about his actions during their evening at the Feelies, she had decided to confess to him that she liked him more than she had ever liked another man. She assumes that his refusal to appear is because he does not like her and does not want to see her. She “felt all the sensations normally experienced at the beginning of a Violent Passion Surrogate treatment—a sense of 55 dreadful emptiness, a breathless apprehension, a nausea.
John is interrupted by the sound of buzzing; the helicopter carrying Bernard is landing outside. He just has time to run from the room and through the open window before he meets Bernard, who is, of course, expecting him. The narrative returns to London in chapter 10. In the Hatchery and Conditioning Centre, the Director and Henry Foster walk into the Fertilizing Room, where the Director has asked Bernard to meet them. He plans to publicly announce Bernard’s exile, making an example of him. ” Bernard enters, and the Director asks for the attention of all the workers in the room and describes Bernard’s flaws, from his heretical views on soma to the abnormality of his sex life.
Of course he does. ” Lenina confides that Bernard Marx invited her to accompany him on a vacation to the Savage Reservation in New Mexico. ”) and his less-than-average physical appearance. She gossips: “They say somebody made a mistake when he was still in the bottle— thought he was a Gamma and put alcohol into his bloodsurrogate. ” Lenina argues that she finds him “rather sweet. . One feels one would like to pet him. You know. ” This recalls Mond’s description of a “mother” as a cat brooding over her kittens; metaphorically, then, Bernard is subtly identified with viviparous existence, rife with passion and exiled from this new society.