- Year Published: 1932.
- Pages: 288.
Brave New World Summary of Chapters
Chapters 1 – 3
Chapter one of Brave New World starts off in a rather plain and boring building. The building is called the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Center. This famous building contains bottles that are grown through an assembly line. One day, the manager of this building decides to take some students on a tour of the building. He tells them what the process is and why it is done in that way. During his tour, he also mentions a caste system. However, he does not talk about this as thoroughly as he probably should.
In the second chapter, we see the students and the manager move on through the different rooms. In particular, the Infant Nurseries and the Neo-Pavolian Conditioning Rooms. It is here where children are manipulated through a process called hypnopaedia. It would seem that mainstream Christianity has been taken over by “Our Ford” worship. The cross has been taken over by “T”. “T” meaning Ford’s Model T.
Chapter three contains several different settings. Firstly, we see the students continue their tour. Only, this tour is now taken by Mustapha Mond. He is among the World’s top ten World Controllers. Mond tells the students that self-pleasure and promiscuity are immoral. They are not to be a part of society. As these tours continue, a couple of women named Lenina and Fanny were talking about how Lenina had been in a relationship with a man named Henry Foster. They had been in a relationship for about four months. Henry tries his hardest to give Bernard Marx a bit of soma. Soma is a type of drug that is thought to be: produce pleasant hallucinations, also narcotic and euphoric. It turns out that Marx was invited by Lenina to a reservation. This is a fact that will be mentioned later on in the book.
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