Poetry Analysis Questions

Table of Content

The greater a man’s talents, the greater his power to lead astray’ Haley page 22. -discuss the irony the brave new world people believe that everyone belongs to someone else. They are born with different caste and appointed jobs. They do not have to or cannot think and worry about anything, because the controllers need absolute submit to their orders. In their formats Of human, human should not have talents and a brain to think. In this case, Barnyard’s belief, habits, goals and curiosities have brought tension to the controllers.

They think that Barnyard’s ‘talents” will lead him or he community to a new theory of life, which is forbidden in the new world. This sentence is a verbal irony, director use the word “astray” to show that man’s talents is a noxious thing to have, which could lead people to corruption. But the truth is that the greater a man’s talents, the greater his power to lead to the understanding of life. (10. 7) Cult of personality. John the Savage Analyze Why? Who takes advantage? End result? ) Cult of personality means intense devotion to a particular person.

This essay could be plagiarized. Get your custom essay
“Dirty Pretty Things” Acts of Desperation: The State of Being Desperate
128 writers

ready to help you now

Get original paper

Without paying upfront

This arise when an individual creates heroic, at times worship images, to idealized an idea or person. John reads Shakespeare whenever he feels upset or confused. During his time at the Reservation Shakespeare©s literature and Land’s previous life in civilized society have always been John’s only sources of information about Brave New World (Chapter 8, page 131). When John started living at the Brave New World whenever Linda is busy or is permanently under the influence of soma, he didn’t have anyone to go to for questions so he had no choice but to turn to Shakespeare to explain his surroundings.

John is a passionate human who uses Shakespeare as his emotional guide. For example, when he went to watch a movie with Lenin ND he thought the film was horrible, “Five minutes later he was back in his room. From its hiding place he took out his mouse-nibbled volume, turned with religious care its stained and crumbled pages, and began to read Othello,” chapter 11, page 171 . Unfortunately, John’s taste for Shakespeare suggests that John will not fit into normal society. His emotional nature will forever alienate him from all existing cultures.

Everyone was curious about John Savage and his social schedule, so Bernard, his accredited guardian, found himself “for the first time in his life, treated not merely normally, but as person of outstanding importance,” (chapter 11, page 156). Bernard takes advantage Of his fame; however, he foolishly criticizes society and even goes far as to lecture Mustache Mood in a letter on ways that society could improve (chapter 11, page 158). The letter amuses and angers Mood, “The idea of this creature solemnly lecturing him about the social order was really too grotesque (p. 59). ” Find five Shakespearean quotes Identify and significance “O brave new , 1 84) Identify:From “The Tempest” Act 5 Scene 1,(Miranda speaks this line while he reaches the new place) Significance:First time John says this quote is full of is hope towards the new world(“O brave new world that has such people in it. Let’s start at once. “)(Peggy ),later on,this quote becomes the motivation for John fight against the new trumpeted a call to is a obvious irony.

However,to compare John with Miranda,they both relate to this quote while they encounter something they have not seen before ,showing John just like Miranda is far from civilization society;or we can say John chooses to be far because he is unTABLE to accept the idea of the new world-Len John’s eyes,he can not understand why the new world makes so many mistakes bravely;like setting the life for people,society thou conscience,people take drug for escape unpleasantness…… O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night Like a rich jewel in an Ethiopia ear;Beauty too rich for use,for earth too Identify:Frown “Romeo and Juliet” Act 1 Scene is how Romeo describes Juliet while he first sees Juliet) Significance: This quote shows Lenin strongly attracts John when he does not really understand Lamina’s reality;just like while Romeo says this quote,he does not know the real identity of Juliet.

However,John does not want to “break her virgin knot before all sanctimonious ceremonies may with full and holy nine)But Lenin does not care about whatnot wanted and she keeps seducing love to Lenin turn into hate and John calls Lenin as “Damned where”. (Pug 70) This quote is the condition for this situational irony-To contrast “Damned where” with this beautiful quote,illustrating that even love is unTABLE to stop John’s hatred towards the new world;how much hatred for a man to give up love ? Nay ,but to live In the rank sweat of an misnamed bed, Staved in corruption,honeying and making love Over the nasty sty… “(Peggy) Identify:From “Hamlet” Act 3 scene 4,(This is the description from Hamlet while he knows his mother sleeps with his uncle) Significance:John and Hamlet both have a mother who sleep with other men,therefore John has the same feeling as Hamlet’s;John uses Hamlet’s words to express his own feeling towards his mother.

This is first Shakespearean quote John ever read and it leads to “he hated Pope more and more”(Pug 14),foreshortening is going to be deeply influenced by Shakespeare so that resist the idea of the new world. Also this quote shows John love his mother very much just like Hamlet does,they both do not want to share the love of their mothers with someone else. When he is drunk asleep,or in his rage Or in the incestuous pleasure of his bed… (Peggy) Identify:From “Hamlet” Act 3 Scene is looking for a chance to kill his uncle) Significance:Hamlet speaks this quote while he is planning the best opportunity for murdering his uncle. However John also wants to kill pope because of deeply effect of Hamlet,and he performs actual action that kill Pope “when he is drunk asleep”. Before John read “Hamlet” ,”he had never really hated Pope'(Peggy) ,showing Shakespearean work is expanding his emotions. However, John follows play to act,illustrating he is controlled by Shakespearean ideas and he is not free on reservation. Her eyes, her hair, her cheek, her gait, her voice; Handless in thy discourse O! That her hand, In whose comparison all whites are ink Writing their own reproach; to whose soft seizure The cygnet’s down is harsh… ” Identify:From Romeo and Juliet Significance: John goes to the house where Bernard and Lenin are staying on the Reservation. Since it is silent, he fears that they have already left. He breaks a window and enters the house. He looks around, Opens Lamina’s suitcase, plays with her perfume and clothing, and finally finds Lenin sleeping on her deed.

He breathes in her scent and feels stunned by her beauty (chapter 9, page 144). When John saw Lamina’s beauty the quotes/lines from Shakespearean Romeo and Juliet, expressing Gullet’s beauty enter his head. He saw her beauty as something so “beautiful” that he is unworthy to have, because John doesn’t have any knowledge about love he relates his feelings to Shakespearean Romeo and Juliet, where he identifies Lenin as Juliet. This quotes helps us to understand how pure and modest John’s feelings are towards Lenin (Chapter 9, page 145). Orgy porgy/’ Slang term for the ritual orgies people have in the novel Originate from the British/Scots slang words “orgy-Barry’ which means something “loud or rough argument or confrontation. ” But Huxley uses it in the novel in a sexual connotation. It also means a conventional close solidarity service that uses group sex as a method of breaking down the perceived differences between people and increasing social stability. Music and Soma plays important parts in an Orgy-Porgy meeting, because it enhances the moods and eliminate any inhibitions. Example: 1 All drank.

Tirelessly the music played. The drums beat. The crying and clashing of the harmonies were an obsession in the melted bowels. (Page line 2) “As verse succeeded verse the voices thrilled with an ever intense excitement. “(Page line 7) -This rituals/service/meetings is also another way of “thinking control” use by the leaders to control society because by “Orgy- Porgy”‘ they can keep everyone’s brain in infant level “The loving cup of strawberry ice-cream soma was passed from hand to hand and, with the formula ‘l drink to my annihilation,’ twelve times quaffed. (Page line ) “For the Solidarity Service had given as well as taken, drawn off only to replenish. She was full, she was made perfect, and she was still more than merely nine) “And, of course, whenever the masses seized political power, then it was happiness rather Than truth and beauty that mattered. “(Peggy linen) The formula suggests people to destroy themselves are because the leaders want people to inhibit expressing their real feeling or lose their own feeling, in order to control people more effectively.

In addition, while people are happy in their life, they do not fight against the society which satisfy them; therefore the leaders enTABLE people to be satisfied by giving their happiness during the service lead to people’s thinking is controlled. Transformation of Bernard Marx At the beginning he is different than everybody else. People in the lower caste do not fully obey to his orders because of his outward appearance. “To have dealings with members of the lower castes was always, for Bernard, a most distressing experience. “He stood eight centimeters short of the standard Alpha height and was slender in pro portion. Contact with members of the lower castes always reminded him painfully of this physical inadequacy. ” (Page 55 chapter 4) He is more independent thinking because of feeling separate from society. He appreciates the beauty of the world. Bernard Marx drew a deep breath. He looked up into the sky and round the blue horizon and finally down into Lamina’s face. ‘Isn’t it beautiful’ his voice trembled a little.

She smiled at him with an expression of the most sympathetic understanding. ‘Simply perfect for Obstacle golf,’ she answered rapturously. ” (Page Chapters) Bernard Marx was a close friend with Hellholes Watson. He questions about the society. “He laughed, yes, ‘everybody’s happy nowadays. ‘ We begin giving the children that at five. But wouldn’t you like to be free to be happy in some other way, Lenin? In your own way, for example; not in everybody else’s way’ (page 79 Chapters) He is rebellious, smart, human and wants more from Lenin than sex.

He thinks that Golf was a waste of time and suggest to going for a walk in the lake district alone With Lenin, but Lenin could not get the point of just walking among the lake and talking. (Page 71 chapter 6) He does not like casual sex, likes to do things in private. (Page 50 chapter 4, In the elevator, Bernard gets all red in the face when Lenin publicly discusses their plans for a sexy weekend away together. ) “Pretty harmless, perhaps; but also pretty disquieting. That mania, to start with, for ding thins in private.

Which meant, in practice, not doing anything at all. For what was there that one could do in private. ” (Page 76 chapters) (Page solidarity service. ) Refuse to use Soma and rather be himself. (Page 46 Chapters) “In a crowd,” he grumbled. “As usual. ” He remained obstinately gloomy the whole afternoon; wouldn’t talk to Lamina’s friends (of whom they met dozens in the ice-cream soma bar between the wrestling bouts); and in spite of his misery absolutely refused to take the half- grammar raspberry sundae, which she pressed upon him. I’d rather be myself,” he said. Myself and nasty. Not somebody else, however jolly. ” (Page Chapter 6) As he becomes famous, he began to disobey the orders. “But, recognized him as important, the order of things was good. But, reconciled by his success he yet refused to forgo the privilege of criticizing this order. “(Passage Chapter 1 1) Brag about the victory to Hellholes. “and I had six girls last week,’ he confided to Hellholes Watson, ‘one on Monday, two one Tuesday, two more on Friday, and one on Saturday. ” (Page 1 36 chapter 1 1) Changing partners constantly (page 136 chapter 1 1)

The victory was not about personal integrity as it was becoming famous Stopped question and oppose to the society. Holds parties and enjoy been in public. Hellholes and his discovery of his poetry In chapter 4 Hellholes reveals that he feels badly constrained as a writer by the limited subject matter of his work. He wrote a poem is about solitude. In chapter 12 “Yesterdays committee… Why should it seem so squalidly? ” (pug. 157-158) this poem is entirely about being alone, about being melancholy and reflective in one’s solitude. Just as John did on the Reservation. Hellholes exploration’s spirituality while John’s alone.

Hellholes becomes aware of the “presence” of some “absurd essence,” but something more solid and more real than all the girls he has sex with. The “presence,” whatever it is, makes him realize that his copulations with women are actually “squalid” (dirty). He needs “some other kind of violence and madness,” something other than lust or marriage or family issues, but he doesn’t know what that might be. Contrast- John the Savage’s view of love Vs.. Lamina’s John convinces himself that he loves Lenin. He expresses his love by the way he looks at her and by inhaling her perfume.

He also remains modest and noncreative about his feelings towards her, ” He unfolded a pair of capriciousness, blushed, put them hastily away again; but kissed a perfumed acetate handkerchief and wound a scarf round his neck,” (chapter 9, page 143). John’s modesty towards his feelings about Lenin represents a central conflict between the Reservation society and the Brave New World society. Since Linda was unTABLE to provide him with emotional lessons, John relates all his emotions to Shakespearean depiction of love, as Romeo and Juliet (chapter 12, page 176).

He identifies Lenin in the role of Juliet and him as Romeo. Romeo and Juliet parallels John and Lamina’s romantic situation, since the two are from different worlds. Lenin inhabits the civilized world, a world that looks down upon reservation people who live savage and incomprehensible lives. The reservation people, on the other hand, cannot understand the scientific society that now lacks emotion, religion, and natural life. The passion that John feels for Lenin mirrors the love that Romeo and Juliet, two lovers from feuding families, have for each other.

Soma- currency control discus Currency Born: “Two thousand pharmacologists and biochemists” invent soma in A. F. 78,it is “being produced commercially” after six years. Way to get:Len the vestibule of Park Lane Hospital, at six, Deltas get soma from Deputy Sub- Bursar. (Pug 83) Level of using:”half a grammar for a half-holiday, a grammar for a weekend, two grammas for a trip to the gorgeous East, three for dark eternity on the moon;”(Page line) While people in leisure, in rituals, or getting negative emotions, they take soma.

Example: “-or if ever by some unlucky chance such a crevice of time should yawn in the solid substance of their distractions, there is always soma, delicious soma”(Page line ) ‘The service had begun. The dedicated soma TABLEts were placed in the center of the din near TABLE. “(Page last line) ‘ ‘Ottoman was still on holiday on holiday from humiliation and pain, in a world where he could not hear those words, that derisive laughter”(Peggy linen) Control “The Deltas muttered, jostled one another a little, and then were still.

The threat had been effective. Deprivation of soma appalling thought! “(Peggy linen) Showing Deltas totally controlled by soma,they all obey someone who own soma. Fear is the best weapon for controlling people,in this case,losing soma becomes the scare of Deltas. “The loving cup of strawberry ice-cream mom was passed from hand to hand and, with the formula ‘l drink to my annihilation: twelve times quaffed. “(Page line ) During the Solidarity Service, soma used to help brainwashing the members lead to they give up their individual thought.

People will be controlled more easily if they inhibit expressing their individually resistant feeling or lose their rebel emotion. “In the past you could only accomplish these things by making a great effort and after years of hard moral training. Now,you swallow two or three half-grammar TABLEts, and there you 0 linen) Soma is not only making people be pappy but also the sole solution when people encounter negative impact. Just like John says “Getting rid of everything unpleasant instead of learning to put up with it. Showing people totally lose the ability to bear the unpleasantness, and soma is the only power of people fight against bad emotions; therefore people are unTABLE to be out of the control of soma. “Savagery” Vs.. “civilization” Vs.. “liberty” – meltdown of john the Savage + results An uncivilized or barbaric state/condition vs.. An advanced state of human society, in which a high level of culture, science, industry, and government has been reached vs.. Freedom from captivity, confinement, or physical restraint John The Savage vs.. Bernard Marx vs.. Mustache Mood The Reservation vs.. The Brand New World vs..

Human Rights John who is labeled as the savage in London, discussed with the Controller, Mustache Mood, how civilized countries “prefer to do things comfortably,”(Chapter 17, page 240) Mustache Mood believed that “instability means the end of civilization”(Chapter 1 7, page 237) and by getting rid of everything unpleasant that can cause instability will give society its freedom to be happy. Therefore, he believes that taking away old age, using Soma and racketing promiscuity are things that should be valued in our everyday lives. John the Savage disagrees with the controllers believes about civilization.

John believe that what the civilization need is “something with tears for a change. Nothing costs enough 17, page 239) He believes that giving Soma, taking away old age, and brainwashing society with ideas is unethical and cruel. During his conversation with the controller, they argued about the importance of religion (Chapter 17, page 232). He realized that he is against all civilizations morals and values. He would rather live with all the inconvenience in life and be unhappy rather than living like a civilize person who has no heart and a big sinner who doesn’t repent his sins to God.

Irony in John the Savage’s name John is called “the Savage” initially because he was not living in the civilized world, but on the “Savage Reservation. ” But John is the only character in the novel born naturally off mother, as opposed to being born in a laboratory (from a test-tube procedure Chapter 1, page 5) He maintains a familial relationship with his mother, while there other characters never know their parents. John also reads Shakespeare as a hobby, while the other harassers use drugs and sex as their only sources of recreation.

He believed that freedom and individuality should never be sacrificed for the sake of stability (Chapter 17, page 240) In London (Brave New World) he was labeled as a savage because he rejects the society’s values and prefers to live as people in the older times. Although he rejects what society tells him what civilized is his mindset and experiences is what we consider “civilize “today “Science is everything” (Huxley page 205) Brave new world warns the dangers of giving the state control over the new technicians. Huxley wrote a story of the visions he paints of a technological society, which is both horrifying and fascinating.

In a world where people are control down their emotions, and thoughts, science has the ability to manipulate people. In the brave new world who could use science could control people. Inconvenience Vs.. Conveniences – impact on person, society, person + society Person Convenience Inconvenience People in World State don’t need to think about things. Soma- legal (Citizens are conditioned to love this drug and use it to escape any momentary dissatisfaction) in chapter 6 “l don’t understand anything,” she said with decision, determined to preserve her incomprehension intact.

Nothing. Least of all,” she continued in another tone “away you don’t take soma when you have these dreadful ideas of yours. You’d forget all about them. And instead of feeling miserTABLE, you’d be jolly. So jolly, “(pug. 79) Everyone is happy in their position No violently don’t have their own human natural and ability to judge or thinking. Without Soma, they will lost themselves. “A grammar is better than a damn,’ said Lenin mechanically from behind her hands. ‘I wish I had my 100) Society Convenience Inconvenience Person + Society Economic is easily to be in control.

In chapters, “the operation undergone linearity for the good of Society, not to mention the fact that it carries a bonus amounting to six months’ salary” (pug. 3) ‘ ‘The Nine Years’ War, the great Economic Collapse… Between stability Soma In chapter 1 5, “Soma distribution! ” shouted a loud voice. “In good order, please. Hurry up there. “(pug. 1 84) After they die, they still contributes to the society. In Chapters “Then with a little start she would wake up again” (pug. 176) Society in world is convenient because there is no inconvenience.

People have been in controlled by others Easy to destroyed and they won’t have any revolution. Violent passion surrogate. Regularly once a month Without any of the inconveniences. ” (pug. 211) Darwin Bonaparte- “the savage of surrey’ He is an entertainment industry celebrity, famous for capturing a gorilla’s wedding on film. The shooting of the rite of John punishes himself by whip his back, leads to a great success for Bonaparte. He named the film as the Savage of surrey. “The effect of the film was immediate and enormous” which leads to an invasion of prying tourists.

The intrusive visitors throw peanuts to the Savage “as if to an Ape”. The Savage takes soma to escape his tormentors; ND awakes in the morning, mortified. At the end he chooses to take his own life as the only dignified exit after the shame of what he has done. Darwin captures John’s rite only as something interesting and “splendid”, he has never thought of the cause and the deeper meaning of this “astonishing performance”, same as all the viewers. Once you leave Plat’s Cave, can you ever return? Plat’s Cave The Cave A cave with 3 prisoners.

The prisoners are tied to some rocks, arms and legs are bound and their head is tied so they can’t look at anything but the stonewall in front these prisoners been ere since birth and have never seen outside of the cave behind the prisoners is a fire, and between them is a raised walkway people outside the cave walk along this walkway carrying things on their head including; animals, plants, wood, and stone The Shadows imagine you’re one of the prisoners, you can’t look at anything behind or to the side of you.

Cite this page

Poetry Analysis Questions. (2018, Feb 07). Retrieved from


Remember! This essay was written by a student

You can get a custom paper by one of our expert writers

Order custom paper Without paying upfront