French Essay

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Bernard and John identify with each other as outcasts in their societies. To what extent are they similar? Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, is a novel which talks about the future and the way that people lived in these years. It also illustrates the life of completely different characters in the upcoming times under this type of regime, and their different reactions towards society. In the novel, two entirely different characters are presented which are Bernard and John. These two come from totally different places, but still they both show some similarities and differences amongst them. This makes them be important at different parts of the novel, being the main characters in it. Their similarities and differences are all going to be described in this essay, showing to what extent they are similar. The main similarity that is found between these two characters is that they are both seen as outcasts in their respective societies. On one side, Bernard is rejected in the World State, as he is found as a revolutionary being, by having completely different thoughts and mind than the other civilians living with him. He thinks that people should obey much more their feelings and avoid having sex with everyone in society, just by the pleasure. He is much more human than the other characters that live in the World State as he wants things that he just can have, such as changing the way society works, being hated by other characters. He is seen as an outcast as he wants to feel unique and special, and not as another person in the social body. “He laughed, "Yes, 'Everybody's happy nowadays.' …But wouldn't you like to be free to be happy in some other way, Lenina? In your own way, for example; not in everybody else's way."” On the other hand, John the Savage is seen as an outcast in the Reservation as well. This is because he is completely different from the people that

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