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John, meanwhile, experiences a growing disillusionment with this "Brave New World" (as he quotes  Shakespeare). He vomits during a tour of a Fordian factory and discovers on his visit to Eton that the  library there contains no Shakespeare. He also goes on a date with Lenina to a feely — which he  compares unfavorably to  Othello . At the end of the date, John disappoints Lenina, dropping her off at her apartment without staying for  sex. He feels unworthy of her, while she is confused and frustrated. In this chapter, Huxley features John's discovery of the activities that come closest to imagination  and poetry in the world of Fordian London — taking  soma  and going to the feelies. Huxley has introduced the effects of  soma  very early in the novel, and so the reader is not surprised  to find Linda on a more or less perpetual  soma  holiday now that the drug is available to her once 
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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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