Brave New World

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Brave New World Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
In the Hatchery, the Director discusses with Henry Foster his plan to make a public example of Bernard and send him to Iceland. Bernard enters the Fertilizing Room, where the Director had told him to appear. The Director publicly scolds Bernard. But Bernard says he has a response: he calls Linda and John into the room. Linda rushes to the Director and hugs and kisses him while saying he got her pregnant. John falls at the Director's feet and calls him father. The humiliated Director rushes away.
Bernard's revenge is complete. The Director is humiliated because he did not conform to his conditioning and World State morality in a far more obvious way than Bernard. John, meanwhile, is overwhelmed with emotion to meet a father who looks upon him as a stain on his reputation.
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