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Unformatted text preview: The young savage introduces them to Linda a "very stout blonde squaw," who tells Lenina and Bernard her strange story of being abducted by the Indians. She has spent much of her life on the Reservation, she explains, where she gave birth to her son, John, the young savage. In this chapter, Huxley opens another part of his dystopian world the Savage Reservation contrasting it implicitly and explicitly with the world of London, where the rest of the novel is set. In one sense, Malpais represents the opposite of the rest of the dystopia, an "uncivilized" place against which the reader as well as tourists Bernard and Lenina can gauge the imagined progress of the "civilized" world. Here, on the Savage Reservation, age changes people unchecked by chemicals and hormones; women give birth and breastfeed their babies; and the natural process...
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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