Bernard Marx has ambivalent feelings about the World State. As an Alpha-plus, he has the intelligence to see the problems with the mass conditioning and superficial pleasures his society offers. He sometimes longs to be alone, which is considered socially deviant in his culture. He frightens Lenina by hovering alone over the sea with her in his helicopter. He longs for deeper experiences than his society provides, which is why he want to go to the reservation. He is short for an Alpha, and this makes him feel awkward at times.
All the same, he is product of his culture and has been conditioned to be adapted to it. This makes him appreciate the praise and celebrity he garners when he comes home with John the Savage. It also makes it difficult for him to fully understand John's problems with the culture or his need to withdraw from it.
In the end, Marx is so intelligent that he proves a misfit, and Mond does him the favor of exiling him to a remote island where he can have more freedom to...
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