Day 6

Brave New World Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why does Mustapha Mond believe that humanity has no further need for religion?

    Mond believes that the idea of God serves as “a substitute for youthful desires.” Now that everyone is young, prosperous, and happy until they die, there is no need to believe in anything greater than themselves. They have nothing to fear from life (or death, as they are conditioned to accept it). Mond believes that a god is not “compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness."

  2. 2

    Why does John “claim the right to be unhappy?" What does this mean?

    John believes that there cannot be true happiness without unhappiness, or at least the...

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