Brave New World - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

The Director and students proceed outside to the garden, where six or seven hundred naked children are playing in the June sunshine. They watch a game of Centrifugal Bumble-puppy, in which twenty children circle a complicated chrome steel tower that hurls a ball through one of many holes. The Director comments that it is strange to think that even in Our Ford's day, most games were played without more than a ball, a few sticks, and maybe some netting. Imagine, he says, the folly of letting people play elaborate games that did nothing to increase consumption.

A nurse emerges from some nearby shrubbery with a small howling boy. When the Director asks what is the matter, the nurse says that the boy seems reluctant to join in the ordinary erotic play. She has noticed it a couple of times before, and she is taking him to the...

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