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Unformatted text preview: The only person in the brave new world born naturally of a mother, John represents a unique human being in the novel, with an identity and a family relationship unlike any other character. Although the son of two upper-caste Londoners, he grows up in the squalor of the Savage Reservation. Disconnected, rejected, John is not truly a part of Malpais or of London. His only society is Shakespeare's imaginative world, a realm he inhabits with energy and misguided idealism. John is the true loner, the individual Bernard imagines himself at times, and his life, accordingly, is filled with confusion and pain. John represents the most important and most complex character of Brave New World, a stark contrast to Bernard, the would-be rebel. Bernard's dissatisfaction with his society expresses itself most characteristically in sullen resentment and imagined heroism, but John lives out his ideals,...
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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.
- Fall '07
- Brave New World