In Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, why is John disappointed in the library at Eton?

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As they pass the library at Eton, an exclusive private school, John the Savage asks if the students read Shakespeare. He is told they certainly do not:

“Our library,” said Dr. Gaffney, “contains only books of reference. If our young people need distraction, they can get it at the feelies. We don’t encourage them to indulge in any solitary amusements.”


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