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Can you suggest a title for Chapter 14 in Brave New World?

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jenny37 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 18, 2010 at 9:37 PM via web

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Can you suggest a title for Chapter 14 in Brave New World?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 18, 2010 at 9:55 PM (Answer #1)

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The major event in this chapter is the death of Linda, the mother of John the Savage.  This is important because it hurts John deeply and because of the fact that Linda dies while a group of lower caste children is being conditioned not to fear death.  This shows very clearly the difference between John's values and outlook and those of "civilization."

A title should reflect one of these two things -- either the main event or its meaning.  I'm not particularly creative, especially not before 6 AM so I'm not sure I can come up with a good one.  Right now I'd call it "Death and the Savage Mind."

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