Unformatted text preview: revenge. With the D.H.C., Huxley emphasizes the connection of fear of discovery with hypocrisy. Bernard's exposure of the D.H.C.'s relationship with Linda and John, their son, gains most of its energy and comic force from the D.H.C.'s hypocritical denunciation of anti-social behavior. In this, the character and his public humiliation recall traditional unmasking scenes in fiction involving corrupt religious or other well-respected social figures. Still, the D.H.C. shows himself very human in the long-term emotional effects of his traumatic situation. Again, Huxley hints at the possibility of true feelings despite conditioning but undercuts the hope in the end....
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- Fall '07
- Brave New World, Bernard, strictly conventional man, public humiliation recall, traditional unmasking scenes