The second half of the chapter returns to Bernard

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The second half of the chapter returns to Bernard, who feels inadequate. Although an Alpha Plus,  Bernard worries over his short stature (due, apparently, to a mistake during his decanting as a test- tube embryo). Because of this, he feels like a social "outsider": "I am I, and wish I wasn't." Bernard flies to Propaganda House to meet his friend, Helmholtz Watson, who writes state  propaganda as an Emotional Engineer. Despite his overpowering stature and success with women,  Watson, too, feels "all alone," because he has "too much ability." As a result, he senses a kinship  with Bernard — the knowledge they share that they are "individuals." Here Huxley offers a contrast of two important and very different characters: Bernard, the Alpha-Plus  psychologist; and Lenina, the Beta technician.
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