The conversation between Mond and John discusses the issues implied in the rest of the novel. Explain.

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If you think about it, this conversation really explains why the society in the book is set up the way that it is.  Mond comes right out and tells John, Helmholtz and Bernard about what the government is trying to accomplish.

For example, he talks to them about why the government does not want new things.  He tells them why it does not want real science.  He is telling them that the government values stability over all other things.  That tells us why they have castes and why they keep them entertained all the time and why they have soma.

It's really an explanation of the whole reason for their society and it explains why some people come in conflict with that society.

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