Brave New World

Four short quotations that relate to the theme?

Theme: When death is treated as commonplace, life is devalued.

Include 4 short quotations from the novel that relate to the theme. The quotations should be from all parts of the book not just one paragraph. Include page number.

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"Death conditioning begins at eighteen months. Every tot spends two mornings a week in a Hospital for the Dying. All the best toys are kept there, and they get chocolate cream on death days. They learn to take dying as a matter of course."

"Undoing all their whole-some death conditioning with this disgusting outcry- as though death were something terrible, as though anyone mattered as much as that."

"The world's stable now. People are happy; they get what they want, and they never want what they can't get. They're well off; they're safe; they're never ill; they're not afraid of death; they're blissfully ignorant of passion and old age; they're plagued with no mothers or fathers; they've got no wives, or children, or lovers to feel strongly about; they're so conditioned that they practically can't help behaving as they ought to behave."

"But all the same," insisted the Savage, "it is natural to believe in God when you're alone–quite alone, in the night, thinking about death …"

"But people never are alone now," said Mustapha Mond. "We make them hate solitude; and we arrange their lives so that it's almost impossible for them ever to have it."


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