Chapter 3

The director leads the students to a little garden, in which little naked children are playing erotic games. A small boy starts crying, because he feels uncomfortable to play with another naked girl. Within this context the director explains, that the behaviour of having little children playing erotic games was meant to be abnormal and immoral for their ancestors.
Suddenly Mustafa Mond comes up, impressing the students, who are excited to see one of the ten world leaders. He says that “History is bunk” and connects it with other explanations about social relations and emotions with the metaphor of water under pressure in a pipe. Mond shows that controlled opening calms the stream to have “the primal and ultimate need. Stability.”(39).

The novel switches from three different scenes from this point on, this is why I am going to explain these separately:
In the following, Mond describes the early start of the world state during the Nine Years’ War and the development of soma, as well as the prohibition of books. The model T, which was taken as the point for the new writing of history, caused the cut of the crosses, so that they look like T’s. It gets clear, that no one is meant to be alone in the World State, and that one cannot take a step out of the pleasure-circle.

At the end of the day, Bernard hears Henry Foster talking to the Assistant Predestinator about Lenina and gets angry, because they talk about that they should have Lenina. Later, Henry offers Bernard some soma to calm down, but he gets even more angry and rushes away.

In the public bathroom Lenina is talking to Fanny Crowne, who is going to take a pregnancy substitute. They discuss about Bernard and if Lenina should accept his invitation to visit the reservation. Fanny reminds Lenina, that she should have had more men in the last four month, because she did not do so, she only slept with Henry Foster.

Topics for analysis:
-Compare the “Nine Years’ War” with the first/second World War.
-Analysis task: Why did Huxley mix up the three situations? What does it underline?

Who wrote this text? (M.Rey) I'm sorry:D, Fabian

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