Bernard Marx receives so much attention in the early part of Brave New World that it seems as if Hux

Bernard Marx receives so much attention in the early part of Brave New World that it seems as if Hux

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Bernard Marx receives so much attention in the early part of  Brave New World  that it seems as if  Huxley has chosen him for the main character. Later, however, John the Savage takes the central  role in the novel. In a society of perfectly flawless people, Bernard's flaw — his short stature — marks him for ridicule.  The rumored cause, alcohol in his blood surrogate, links him chemically to the lower castes and  undercuts his Alpha Plus status. Bernard himself is painfully aware of others' responses to his un- Alpha-like shortness, and his lack of confidence stems from anxiety about rejection. Bernard's feelings about his difference develops into an inner resentment nurtured by his own  egotism — a frame of mind that produces much emotion but little action. Although he wants to be an  individual, to feel strongly and act freely, Bernard shows little creativity or courage.
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