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How does Huxley describe 'Obstacle Golf' in Brave New World? 

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hailz | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

Posted January 18, 2013 at 2:38 AM via web

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How does Huxley describe 'Obstacle Golf' in Brave New World

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted January 18, 2013 at 4:01 AM (Answer #1)

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In Chapter Four of Brave New World, Lenina and Henry Foster fly in a helicopter to their date of obstacle golf at Stoke Poges.  The reader might assume that obstacle golf would be similar to miniature or putt-putt golf in which the course has amusing obstacles, like a windmill, that the player has to navigate around; of course, everything seems to be on a much grander scale in Brave New World, so Obstacle Golf probably is not miniature at all, but has actual huge obstacles. 

As soon as Huxley reaches the part where Lenina and Henry would play obstacle golf, he does not provide a description.  Instead, he shifts his attention to 'Part 2' of the chapter that focuses on Bernard's point of view.  Obstacle golf is also slightly mentioned through dialogue in Chapter three, but other than the two chapters mentioned, there are no further details of the curious sport.

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