deals with issues of technological advancements, sexuality, and individuality--in a dehumanizing society. You can't make flivvers without steel—and you can't make tragedies without social instability. People are happy; they get what they want, and they never want what they can't get.” (ch.
Huxley explores how his characters react to living in a dystopian future society, in which everyone’s place in society is strictly defined. 16) With these words which Mustapha Mond speaks to John, in a philosophical-debate-like fashion, he details why Shakespeare is obsolete in the World State.
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And if ever, by some unlucky chance, anything unpleasant should somehow happen, why, there’s always soma to give you a holiday from the facts.
And there’s always soma to calm your anger, to reconcile you to your enemies, to make you patient and long-suffering.
John yells these words at Lenina as she gets naked in front of him.
Both Othello and John see their love interest as both sleazy and beautiful, which disturbs John, since he is not able to compute feelings of repulsion and attraction at the same time. No wonder those poor pre-moderns were mad and wicked and miserable.
In fact, such contrasting feelings eventually lead him to madness and death. High spurts the fountain; fierce and foamy the wild jet. Their world didn’t allow them to take things easily, didn’t allow them to be sane, virtuous, happy.
Citing his beloved Shakespeare, he addresses her as a “disrespectful whore.” It’s a line coming from Othello, where the titular character is about to kill his wife Desdemona as he became convinced she had been cheating on him.
Both instances of the use “impudent strumpet,” are misdirected, though: Desdemona was faithful all along, while Lenina had been sleeping around because the society she was raised in conditioned her to do so.