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by Aldous Huxley

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Who was responsible for John's death in Brave New World?

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John, the Savage, hangs himself at the end of the novel. He had previously asked Mustapha Mond if he could be sent away to the islands with Helmholtz. Mond, however, refused:

“He said he wanted to go on with the experiment. But I’m damned,” the Savage added, with sudden fury, “I’m damned if I’ll go on being experimented with. Not for all the Controllers in the world. l shall go away to-morrow too.”

“But where?” the others asked in unison. The Savage shrugged his shoulders. “Anywhere. I don’t care. So long as I can be alone.”

John doggedly pursues his dream of a life alone, finding a lighthouse and buying seed so he can grow crops. But crowds find him. He whips himself because he believes this will purify him and atone for...

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