Linda is a Beta-minus woman who accompanied the Director on a date to the Savage Reservation, accidentally got separated from him, and later gave birth to a child, John. She was so embarrassed at becoming pregnant and giving birth that she didn't try to leave the Reservation and spent 20 years there. Her World State belief in promiscuous sex and drug-taking make her and John outcasts in the Reservation. Once she returns to the World State with Bernard’s help, she drugs herself into a permanent soma-stupor until she dies.
Linda Character Timeline in Brave New World
The timeline below shows where the character Linda appears in Brave New World. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...world,” breaks away, retching. Bernard continues to report to Mond, expressing perplexity that John visits Linda in the midst of her permanent soma holiday, an impulse he sees as unnatural. Bernard... (full context)
...arrow, he catches himself singing happily—an offense to the memory of his perceived unkindness to Linda—he whips himself. When a truck full of Deltas drives by, they watch in wonder as... (full context)
...rushes from the lighthouse and flings himself into the juniper bushes, trying to think of Linda’s death instead, but he can’t get Lenina out of his mind. He starts whipping himself... (full context)