On p. 209, Huxley tells us that Miranda’s “words [from The Tempest] mocked [John] derisively.” What makes these words John loves sound like a mockery to him at this moment?

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The context of this quote is as follows:

He halted and, with bewildered and horrified eyes, stared round him at the khaki mob, in the midst of which, overtopping it by a full head, he stood. “How many goodly creatures are there here!” The singing words mocked him derisively. “How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world."

John the Savage has come to visit his dying mother, Linda, who he loves very much even though she was an inadequate parent to him. She is in the Park Lane...

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