Brave New World

3. The Savage’s question, “What do you want with me?” and the reply, “The whip. Do the whipping stunt” reveal what about the people and or the Savage?

chapter 18b

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The people treat John like a circus animal. They understand nothing of his pain or their own vapid audacity. The want John to flagellate himself for their own amusement. John wants to be left alone. He has had enough of this society of excess and emptiness.