its a brave new world

its a brave new world - Henry Ford is the god of Brave New...

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Meaning, Happiness and the Good Life • Cathal Woods Reading Questions on Brave New World (1) Reading: Brave New World , Chs. 1, 2, 3 to p. 51 Background: A novel, set in "Western Europe" in the year of Our Ford 632. Questions 2, 3 and 4 are based on the reading as a whole, and not any particular page or section. 1. The first three chapters revolve around a tour of the Hatchery and Conditioning Centres , and we get a good description of what life is like before "birth" and for the first few years of childhood. Give a summary. 2. "A. F." stands for "After Ford" and the Director refers more than once to "Our Ford", the Controller is also known as "his ford-ship" and people swear on Ford's name. Why, do you think,
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Unformatted text preview: Henry Ford is the god of Brave New World? (You can read about Ford at http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Henry_ford ) 3. Is a Beta (or any other class) happy or unhappy that s/he is a Beta? Why or why not? 4. Bernard Marx is regarded with suspicion. In what ways is Marx at odds with the society in which he lives? 5. Explain the following metaphor from p. 46: ""Think of water under pressure in a pipe." They thought of it. "I pierce it once," said the Controller. "What a jet!" He pierced it twenty times. There were twenty piddling little fountains." What is the problem (the water under pressure) and why is it better to "pierce it twenty times" rather than one?...
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