By Harold Bloom
Aldous Huxley's courageous New global, a part of Chelsea condo Publishers' Bloom's publications assortment, provides concise serious excerpts from courageous New global to supply a scholarly evaluate of the paintings. This accomplished examine consultant additionally good points "The tale at the back of the tale" which information the stipulations lower than which courageous New global used to be written. This identify additionally contains a brief biography on Aldous Huxley and a descriptive record of characters.
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He feels that it speaks directly to him and his situation, “about Linda lying there snoring, with the empty cup on the floor beside the bed; about Linda and Popé. . ” Episode 8: As John reads Shakespeare, he begins to hate Popé more and more, associating him with such Shakespearean villains as Iago and, above all, Claudius. ” Literature is here endowed with the power to create emotion—John’s reaction to Shakespeare is the perfect example of why literature is banned in London. When he reads of Hamlet’s desire to murder Claudius, “when he is drunk asleep, or in his rage / Or in the incestuous pleasure of his bed,” John is convinced that the words are telling him to kill Popé.
Helmholtz reads Shakespeare as an outline—a method of teaching himself how to compose something meaningful. He is disappointed in Romeo and Juliet because it is too unrealistic for him: “No . . it won’t do. ” In chapter 13, Lenina is at work in the Embryo Store when Henry Foster asks her to accompany him to a Feely. She declines, and Henry notes “weariness,” “pallor,” and “sadness” in her face. ). Lenina is irritated by this last suggestion: “She would have laughed, if she hadn’t been on the point of crying.
How beauteous mankind is! . ” In chapter 9, Lenina returns to the hotel in Malpais after her “day of queerness and horror”; she treats herself to a dose of soma large enough to give her an 18-hour holiday. Bernard, on the other hand, lies awake all night perfecting his plan to bring John and Linda back to London. In the morning, while Lenina is still “on soma-holiday,” he flies to Santa Fe and calls the World Controller’s Office in London. After telling his story to several undersecretaries, Bernard is connected directly to Mustapha Mond, who asks Bernard to bring the two “savages” back as a matter of scientific interest.
Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (Bloom's Guides) by Harold Bloom