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Bernard
*Alpha
*not good looking
-therefore fails to fit in
*radical thinker
-holds unorthodox beliefs about sexual relationships, sports, and community events
John
*savage
-grew up outside of the World State
-his entire worldview is based on his knowledge of Shakespeare's plays
Linda
*John's mom (dies)
-got lost during a storm
-suffered a head injury and was left behind
-group of Indians found her and brought her to their village
-could not get an abortion on the Reservation and was too ashamed to return to the World State with a baby
-her World State–conditioned promiscuity makes her a social outcast
-is desperate to return to the World State and to soma
Fanny
*Lenina's friend
Lenina
*John's "girlfriend" (violent passion for him)
-object of desire for many
-dated one man for several months (unorthodox)
-primary means of relating to other people is through sex, -she is unable to share Bernard’s disaffection or to comprehend John’s alternate system of values
Mustapha Mond
*World Controller
*keeps a collection of forbidden literature including Shakespeare
Helmholtz
*Bernard's friend
-they are friends because they find common ground in their discontent with the World State
-Helmholtz’s criticisms of the World State are more philosophical and intellectual than Bernard’s more petty complaints
*radical thinker
*looked more like an Alpha
Soma
*"happy drug"
DHC
*John's dad
-resigns
World State's Motto
Stability, Community, Identity
Hypnopaedia
*slogans said during sleep for conditioning
Alphas
*top of social
Shakespeare
*provides the language through which John understands the world
-Shakespeare’s plays provide many examples of precisely the kind of human relations—passionate, intense, and often tragic—that the World State is committed to eliminating