Summary: Chapter 3
The Director is leading the students around the facilities, when they go out to the garden. There are many children running about naked, and the students are puzzled by this. They are playing games when all of a sudden the Directors lecture is interrupted by a boy sitting in the bushes crying and he is rushed off to a psychologist, and the Director explains that sexual play at an early age used to be considered immoral, and the effects of sexual repression. Then a man comes that the Director refers to as “his fordship” Mustapha Mond. Then clocks begin striking four and shifts change. Then it begins a narrative of three scenes and switches back and forth. The first is Mond’s speech to the students about the World State, before there a tight watch on reproduction. Mond made the Director uneasy, because he kept books that were “not allowed”. He also tells the students about strong emotion, inspired by family relationships, sexual repression, and delayed satisfaction of desire, goes directly against stability. And how before the World state strong emotions caused disease, and war. He told of how after the Nine Years war the suppression of books made religion, Shakespeare and families, obscurity. Bernard later hears The Assistant Predestinator and Henry talking about Lenina and the assistant suggests that Henry should “have her some time” and this conversation disgusts Bernard. Then Henry offers him some soma, which is a drug that makes people happy. This makes Bernard very angry, but Henry and the predestinator just laughed at him, as he curses at him. Then the scene changes to Lenina and a girl named Fanny Crowne, who at age nineteen is taking Pregnancy substitute, which mimics the hormones of Pregnancy. Fanny warns Lenina against exclusively dating Henry, and Lenina tells her that she is going with Bernard to the Savage Reservation.
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