The Director can not take the embarrassment, so he resigns. Bernard is allowed to keep his job. John, “The Savage”, becomes very popular, and Linda takes soma so that she slips in and out of consciousness. Bernard also becomes very popular as the guardian of “The Savage.” He boasts to Helmholtz about his improving sex life, but he doesn’t seem to care, and this is hurtful to Bernard. So Bernard stops speaking to Helmholtz. He begins to show off his rebellious behavior, thinking that this new found glory will save him from exile. Bernard writes a letter to Mond telling him that John finds life there too easy, and that he agrees with John. Mond thinks that Bernard needs to be taught a lesson. All of the identical twins make John upset, he ironically quotes Shakespeare, “O brave new world that has such people in it.” He refuses to take soma and make frequent visits to his mother. Lenina likes John, but does not know if he feels the same. She takes him to a “feely.” John hates the movie but find a new love for Lenina. He feels shame at the physical desire he has, and surprises Lenina when he does not sleep with her. He then locks himself in his room and read Shakespeare’s Othello. Lenina goes to her room and take a lot of soma.
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