Brave New World English 112 Mrs. K Prescott Close Reading Questions Chapters 1-3 Vocabulary: predestine spasmodic viviparous apertures maudlin erotic effusive tactual monogamy promiscuous incessant Response Chapter One: 1. Describe the atmosphere and setting of the opening chapter of this novel. Identify patterns of words that support the atmosphere. 2. Apply the motto of the world state to the definition of a dystopian society. 3. Explain what is happening at the Hatchery and Conditioning Center. 4. Describe Bokanovsky’s process. 5. What are the five castes of the World State? Response Chapter Two: 1. 2. 3. 4. What two objects are the babies conditioned to dislike? Why does the state condition the masses to dislike the country? Explain how hypnopaedia works? What does the child’s mind and, later, the adult’s mind become? Response Chapter Three: Note: The final pages in the chapter present a kaleidoscopic view of the State’s way of life. Think of it as you would a rapid succession of television images presented to make a single impression. 1. What is the requirement for any new games? Why is this so? 2. Explain the significance of the World State’s attitude towards sex. 3. “Ending is better than mending.” “The more stitches, the less riches.” How do these sayings express the economic view of the State? 4. Consider the hypnopaedic slogans that are presented on the final pages of this chapter. Apply each of these slogans specifically to our society.