Questions for Chapter III
1) What is "Centrifugal Bumble-Puppy" and why do games like this exist in BNW?
2) What was your response to the "rudimentary sexual games" played in this chapter?
Why did you respond this way?
6) Who is Mustapha Mond? What is the significance of his name?
7) Note that Mond's first statement includes Ford's dictum "history is bunk":
why did Ford say this and why does Mond repeat it?
10) How do attitudes towards history differ in Orwell's 1984 ?
11) What is our contemporary attitude towards family?
12) What is the origin of the "nuclear family"?
15) What is "the machine" Mond refers to?
16) What is the connection between "social stability" and "sane men, obedient men, stable in contentment"?
17) Note the format of the last part of this chapter - what is Huxley doing here?
18) "Has any of you been compelled to live through a long time-interval between the consciousness of a desire and its fulfilment?" Discuss the significance of Mond's words for BNW and their relevance to today.
19) What do we learn about "The Nine Years' War"? Can you calculate when it began? (A.F. 141 = A.D. ?)
20) What hypnopaedic maxims do we learn in this chapter? Any modern equivalents?
21) Discuss / Explain these phrases as they relate to the novel & contemporary society:
|©2010 - About Us - Blog - Site Map - Contact Us|