- 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.
Chapters 4 – 6
In Chapter four we discover that Lenina has agreed to take Bernard’s offer up. When they arrive at the reservation, however, Bernard acts as though he is embarrassed by her. This is because she told him: “If you still want to be with me”. Benito Hoover leaves the reservation at the same time that Lenina does. He also offers Bernard some soma drug.
Chapter five sees Lenina and Henry take a flight to a cabaret. During the flight, they talk about death as if it was a concept nobody could understand. Lenina is confused when Henry tells her that humans are both physico and chemically equal. When a human dies they are collected from being burned as Alpha’s body is.
In Chapter six we see that Lenina is quite uncomfortable with Bernard’s view of individualism. But she still decides to attend the reservation with him anyway. At the reservation, Bernard sees the manager so he can make the final arrangements for their trip. The manager accidentally told him that he was once in love with a girl at a reservation he once attended. Sadly, the girl died. When the manager is told of the odd behavior that Bernard was showing, he makes a threat. The threat was that he would send him to Iceland. Bernard arrived in New Mexico. As soon as he arrives, he contacts his friend whose name is Helmholtz Watson. Helmholtz informs him that the manager’s threat was very real. This left Bernard quite scared about it. As a result, he takes a couple