Chapter 11 Questions and Answers
1. Why does everyone want to meet John?
2. What is Linda’s existence now? What will eventually happen to her?
3. How does Bernard make himself more self-important?
4. How does society label John?
5. What effect does the visit to the Electrical Equipment Corporation have on John?
6. What does Bernard do during the visit to Eton?
7. What are the only books in Eton’s library? Why?
8. Why does Bernard want Lenina to take the Savage to the feelies?
9. What is the Savage’s reaction to the feely?
10. Why is Lenina disappointed at the end of the chapter?
1. John is a real Savage, new and unusual like a new animal in a zoo.
2. Linda is in a constant soma holiday. Dr. Shaw says that such heavy intake will kill her in about a month or two.
3. Bernard sets himself up as guardian and agent for John. Everyone who wants to meet John has to go through Bernard.
4. John is now known as the Savage—a classification instead of a name.
5. The Savage cannot stand the robot-like twins mechanically doing their jobs. He runs outside and vomits.
6. Bernard spends the entire visit to Eton propositioning Miss Keate. He pays no attention to the Savage or to the effect of the visit on him.
7. The only books are scientific reference books. Reading is a solitary activity to be discouraged. Group activity like the feelies is encouraged.
8. Bernard has made an appointment with Miss Keate for that night and needs the Savage out of the way. He doesn’t consider the effect the feelies might have on the Savage.
9. The Savage is embarrassed, disgusted, and ashamed not only at what he has seen, but because Lenina was with him.
10. Lenina thinks the Savage will now go to bed with her. Instead, he doesn’t even leave the taxicopter, but goes to his room at Bernard’s.