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As John grows, Linda teaches him to read. Pop é  finds an old volume of Shakespeare, and the young  boy studies it. In fact, John's reading in Shakespeare inspires him to try to kill Pop é , who is in bed  with Linda. As an adolescent, John is not allowed to undergo the initiation ritual into adult Indian  society like the other boys. Instead, John goes out alone into the wilderness where he contrives his  own physical trials to enter adulthood. His self-torture gives him a vision of "Time and Death and  God." As John finishes his story, he and Bernard realize that they share the same feelings of being "terribly  alone." Suddenly inspired, Bernard invites John — and Linda, too — to return with him to London. In  response, John quotes Shakespeare: "O brave new world . . . ."
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