The chapter offers a detailed description of the conventional manner of dying in the dystopia

The chapter offers a detailed description of the conventional manner of dying in the dystopia

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The chapter offers a detailed description of the conventional manner of dying in the dystopia, while  dramatizing John's very different expectations at the deathbed of his mother, Linda. In the early chapters, Henry Foster, the D.H.C., and Mustapha Mond present the facts of death in the  dystopia as well as the social theories behind the practices. Everyone remains young-looking  through chemical treatments, until at sixty death comes in the form of "galloping senility," a rapid  deterioration of mental and then physical powers. Death is characteristically antiseptic, cheery, and  meaningless, underscoring the social belief that the end of any one individual matters very little. The  ward in which Linda lies dying in a  soma  trance, then, is strictly conventional by dystopian standards.
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