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Compare the recreation and social activities of the lower castes with those of the...

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jessica011 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 15, 2009 at 9:42 AM via web

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Compare the recreation and social activities of the lower castes with those of the upper caste in the book "Brave New World".

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danylyshen | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted March 16, 2009 at 9:03 AM (Answer #1)

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Members of the upper castes have a little more freedom in terms of games that they can play and pastimes they can indulge in. The lower castes are trained to hate books and flowers because a love of nature and the knowledge gleaned from books could be detrimental to social stability and the individual's rank. The controllers of BNW celebrate games that encourage promiscuity and sexual exploration or any game that uses many resources to play it. By employing such a game it improves the economy of the BNW and is good for social stability.

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love-hamlet-macbeth | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted March 31, 2012 at 6:00 AM (Answer #2)

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All castes engage in group sports in the country such as Escalator Squash and Centrifugal Bumble-puppy.  Upper castes travel by helicopter while lower castes use the monorail.  The Solidarity Service is a social activity reserved for the upper castes.  Lower castes have community sings.  Only upper castes can go on holidays to places outside the World State.

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