Day 2

Brave New World Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    When confronted with a person who behaves in a way considered to be abnormal, many of the characters in Brave New World attribute this abnormality to unfavorable conditions suffered before decanting. (For example, the rumor that Bernard received too much alcohol in his surrogate.) What does this imply about the worldview of the conditioned World State citizens?

    This implies that World State citizens view abnormality (or any individual trait) as something that could not or should not arise naturally in a human being. Instead, differences between people could only be the product of unfavorable external conditions. World State citizens believe uniformity of appearance and...

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