Presentation on theme: "By : Kathleen Bailey and Amy Miller. Chapter 11 Vocabulary Carping—Faultfinding Malthusian Belt—A device worn to discourage sex in the unsterilized women."— Presentation transcript:
Chapter 11 Vocabulary Carping—Faultfinding Malthusian Belt—A device worn to discourage sex in the unsterilized women to avoid pregnancy Malthusian Drill—Another device meant for the unsterilized women to avoid pregnancy Hypnopaedia—Sleep-teaching to inculcate prejudices into the subconscious of the sleeper
Chapter 11 Characters Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning—Directory of the hatchery; gives the students a tour of the facility Linda—Conditioned woman raised in civilization but left by accident in the Reservation by the Director years before; has son, John, who grows up as a half- breed John—Son of Linda and the Director Bernard—Alpha plus successful psychologist who has an inferiority complex due to his small height
Characters (continued) Helmholtz—Emotional engineer, friend of Bernard, also an outcast but due to his great physical beauty and muscular strength and mental excess Mustapha Mond—Resident controller of Western Europe Lenina—Woman who tries to persuade Bernard to take her to the reservation
Chapter 11 The Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning resigned. The rest of society finds Linda obscene because she had a child and was “bottle born”. Linda goes on Soma holiday to escape civilization “Soma may make you lose a few years in time”
Bernard’s New Life For the first time in his life, John is important. Bernard uses John to improve his social life. Bernard’s new acquaintances include: Chief Bottler Director of Predestination 3 Deputy Assistant Fertilizer Generals Believes that Helmholtz, his only “true friend”, is jealous. Success goes to his head
Tour of Civilization Bernard takes John on a tour of civilization Bernard writes reports for Mustapha Mond They visit the Electrical Equipment Corporation They discuss how things are assembled and who assembles what Bernard then reports to Mustapha Mond again Bernard notes that John has “an attraction” to Linda (they don’t understand the mother to son relationship)
Tour of Civilization They visit the Upper School—exclusive to uppercaste boys and girls (1 egg, 1 adult) John witnesses the end of a Malthusian Drill John sees a lesson on savage reservations They catch a glimpse of the hypnopaedic control room Also learn about how the students are put through death conditioning
A Night Out Lenina takes John out for a night Lenina shared in Bernard’s fame after bringing back the Savage Lenina feels that John doesn’t like her She confides in Fanny (the two seem to be close friends) Lenina takes John to the feelies John finds this horrible whereas Lenina loved it Lenina gets dropped off at her appartment and John leaves her
Bernard Throws a Party John refuses to come out of his room Bernard informs the party that the Savage won’t be joining them Lenina had planned on telling John that she liked him She believes that John doesn’t show up because he doesn’t like her Bad comments are made regarding Bernard Once the Arch-Community Songster of Canterbury decides to leave, everyone leaves Bernard takes some soma to escape his problems
Scene Shifts John spends his time reading Romeo and Juliet Lenina is with the Arch-Community Songster Bernard wakes up and rejoins the world and his problems Bernard blames the Savage for his decline in popularity Bernard remembers Helmholtz and asks for his friendship
Helmholtz is in trouble with authority He was giving a lecture in his Advanced Emotional Engineering on the Use of Rhymes in Moral Propaganda and Advertisement. He gave them one of his own rhymes about being alone. “Yesterday’s committee, Sticks, but a broken drum, Midnight in the City, Flutes in a vacuum,…”
Bernard Introduces John to Helmholtz They like each other instantly John reads part of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare to Helmholtz (Rhymes) He reads Romeo and Juliet Helmholtz is repulsed by the idea of mother and father (grotesque obscenity) The idea of Tybalt dead and not cremated was outrageous Helmholtz states that Shakespeare was a great propaganda technician.
Questions What causes the director to resign? The news that he has a son and is a father! Why would Bernard be jealous of the relationship between Helmholtz and John? Bernard does not have the same relationship with either of them. Why does Helmholtz get in trouble and why would there be a problem with his poem? Reciting his poem to a class and the poem talks about being alone.