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What was the most interesting moment in Huxley's "Brave New World?"There were many...

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wolf-shadow | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 20, 2012 at 7:50 AM via web

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What was the most interesting moment in Huxley's "Brave New World?"

There were many surprising events in this book,but,I would love to see someone else's opinion on the most exciting or peculiar event.Thankyou \(^_^)/

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hamuah | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted May 26, 2012 at 8:23 AM (Answer #1)

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I found the conversation between john and the controller interesting

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tinicraw | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted May 29, 2012 at 8:03 PM (Answer #2)

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Chapter 17 provides the best explanation of the New World's social philosophy and cleared up a lot of questions that I had. Mond's explanation of how the society views man's happiness is very interesting when contrasted with John's "archaic" views. It is as this point that the two philosophies are juxtaposed in a way that enlightens the mind as well as prompts a deep discussion. However, there certainly was another face-to-face situation that caused tension to the point that one can't put the book down until the conclusion is read and that is when Lenina tries to seduce John. Here is another time when two philosophies clash to explain and reveal much about conflicting ideals. It was shocking that John would hurt Lenina and call her a harlot when in her eyes she was simply showing her love for him. Yet, here we see another example of miscommunication and misunderstanding between people who are conditioned or believe as strongly as they do. Huxley did a great job bringing conflicting issues into a face-to-face situation; and, the results thereof were logical.

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