Linda was conditioned and raised in the World State, where life is completely comfortable, structured, and clean. One of the founding concepts of the World State is the belief that everyone belongs to everybody. Essentially, sexual promiscuity is encouraged to prevent individual partnerships and the creation of families. Familial bonds and marriage threaten the stability of the delicate, manufactured society of the World State. Unfortunately, Linda gets lost when she visits the Savage Reservation with Thomas, the Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning, and is left behind. On the reservation, Linda abides by her social upbringing and sleeps with the Native Indian men on the reservation. Linda has no idea that she is ruining marriages and relationships by sleeping with the local men. The Native women resent Linda and believe that she is home-wrecker, which motivates them to beat her severely. John recalls coming home to find his mother beaten and bruised by the local women, who resent her for sleeping with their husbands. The Natives on the reservation have traditional views of marriage and private relationships, which contrast greatly with the World State's view of sexuality.