In the hospital vestibule

In the hospital vestibule - In the hospital vestibule, John...

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Unformatted text preview: In the hospital vestibule, John sees Deltas lining up for their soma ration. "O brave new world" rings hollowly in his head. Suddenly inspired, John calls to the Deltas to give up the drug. When they fail to respond, John seizes the soma and throws it out the window, causing a riot among the Deltas. Bernard and Helmholtz arrive to save John, and they become involved in the riot themselves. When the police come, they arrest John as well as Bernard and Helmholtz. This short, but eventful chapter highlights the change in John's perception of the dystopia that will bring about the action propelling the novel toward its conclusion. Twice earlier, John has quoted the line from Shakespeare's play The Tempest , in which Miranda, in awe, contemplates people from the outside world she has never before seen: "O brave new world / That has such people in it!" The first quotation, in Chapter 5, following John's meeting with Bernard That has such people in it!...
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