In the third section

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In the third section, Bernard and Lenina fly to Sante Fe, where they meet with the Warden of the  Reservation. As the Warden leers at Lenina and describes the Reservation — there's no escape,  and human birth remains a reality — Bernard suddenly remembers that he left the eau de cologne  tap running at home. When Bernard calls Helmholtz about the tap, Watson gives him some bad news: the D.H.C. intends  to exile Bernard to Iceland. Appalled by the news, Bernard's "theoretical courage" evaporates, and  Lenina persuades him to take  soma  to calm himself before they fly off to the Savage Reservation. In Chapter 6, Huxley reveals Bernard's pained recognition of the consequences of his anti-social  feelings and actions. The chapter further clarifies Bernard's very shallow attempts to be an individual  and makes clear that he lacks the moral courage to suffer for freedom. Up to now, Bernard has expressed his longing to feel something — anything — strongly. Since 
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2011 for the course ENG 2301 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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