Characters / Brave New World

John the Savage

  • Black and White Insanity: By the end, he considers happiness to be bad, and asserts his right to be unhappy. To the point where he's harming himself if he shows the slightest inclination of being happy.
  • Self-Harm: Via self-flaggellation and self-induced vomiting.
  • Speaks in Shout-Outs: Peppers his conversation liberally with lines from William Shakespeare plays like The Tempest.

Bernard Marx

Helmholtz Watson

  • The Ace: As an Alpha, he is smart, athletic and good-looking.
  • Really Gets Around: Well, he used to, until he found a new purpose: looking for something worth writing about.

Lenina Crowne

  • Satellite Love Interest: Zig-Zagged. Lenina, to the reader, is definitely a Satellite Love Interest. To everyone else in the story, she's a somewhat abnormal woman. To the man she actually loves, she's not even a love interest to him, and, in fact, considers her odd for a different number of reasons, but still considers her shallow.

Mustapha Mond

  • Affably Evil: Mustapha Mond is eloquent and polite as he explains the workings of the World Society to the Savage.
  • Anti-Villain: Despite being at the head of the dystopian society of the book, he doesn't come off as a cackling madman, but a person who simply does what he believes needs to be done.
  • The Chains of Commanding: Running a dystopia isn't as easy as it looks.
  • Dark Messiah: Hmmm, let's see. First of all, "Mond" means moon. His inferiors reference him by the title "fordship." Then, there's his extremist philosophies. But perhaps most significantly, he consciously - throughout the novel, he continuously demonstrates himself as possibly the most anthropologically versed person in the entire world - likens himself to Jesus through his perversion of the biblical quote "Suffer [the] little children."
    • It's probable his first name refers to Mustapha Kemal Ataturk, the founder of Turkey who modernized and westernized it, or that it's meant as a bilingual pun: Mustapha Mond — "Must-have" "the World".
  • Wicked Cultured: He quotes Shakespeare at the Savage, who expresses surprise that someone else knows the author.

Director Thomas "Thomakin"