Brave New World Chapter 8 Questions

1. What is one of John’s earliest memories? One of John’s earliest memories is being locked out of Linda’s room so Popé could sleep with her.
2. What do the women do to Linda in the weaving room? Why? Linda accidentally broke some threads on the loom, and the women were screaming at her, and chased her out.
3. How do the women punish Linda for her promiscuity? The women of the pueblo break into Linda’s house, and hold her down on the bed and beat her.
4. When John calls Linda “Mother,” what does she do? What does he always call her after that? Linda slaps John when he calls her Mother, and after he always calls her Linda.
5. Why does John often turn to the old men of the tribe? The older men of the tribe can explain many things to John that Linda cannot comprehend.
6. Why is John always in ragged clothes? What is his solace? Since Linda doesn’t know how to wash or mend clothes, John always looks ragged and dirty, so he uses reading as an escape.
7. What book does Popé bring for John? Popé had found an ancient copy of Shakespeare’s plays in a trunk and so he brings the book to John since John loves to read.
8. What does Mitsima teach John? Mitsima is very nice to John, and wants to teach him how to do many things, much like a father figure.
9. What does John do when he is denied the initiation rite? John goes to the edge of the mesa and sits facing the moon, so he then creates his own initiation rite.
10. When Bernard offers to take John to London, what does John ask? John wants to go with them as well.

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