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Who is the D.H.C in "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley.
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He's The Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning. He's a highly regarded Alpha male who enjoys taking people on tours of the hatchery. But he has a shadow self; he once had a relationship with Linda, and left her, pregnant (did I say that :)) on the reservation. This makes him John's father. When John arrives in London and addresses him as such, he is horrified (not to mention humiliated) and his useful life is over.
He is also included to show that not all conditioning is perfect --- which is interesting since he is the D.H.C. and you would think he would be perfectly "done."
Posted by timbrady on March 5, 2009 at 8:51 AM (Answer #1)
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