What right does John claim in chapter 17 of Brave New World?

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In chapter 17 , John the Savage debates Mustapha Mond on philosophical issues and the values of the World State. Mustapha Mond informs John that it was necessary to jeopardize art, science, and religion in order to establish and maintain the current World State, where society is highly regulated and...

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In chapter 17, John the Savage debates Mustapha Mond on philosophical issues and the values of the World State. Mustapha Mond informs John that it was necessary to jeopardize art, science, and religion in order to establish and maintain the current World State, where society is highly regulated and everything is uniform and efficient. Mond proceeds to explain to John that God and religion are not compatible with technology and machines while John argues that it is natural for mankind to believe in God. When John argues that belief in God gives a reason for self-denial, chastity, and valor, Mond responds by saying that none of these noble human attributes are necessary to live in their industrialized society. John proceeds to argue for the freedom to experience the inconveniences of life while Mond values comfort. By the end of their conversation, John tells Mustapha Mond that he is claiming the right to be unhappy.

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You can find the answer to this question at the end of this chapter.  The answer is that John the Savage tells Mustapha Mond that he claims the right to be unhappy.

John has been talking to Mond about philosophical issues.  He wants to know if it is not important to have danger and anger and sadness at times in human beings' lives.  Mond tells him those things are important but that you can get their benefits with the VPS and not have to have the down sides.

John responds by saying that he claims the right to be unhappy.

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