Brave New World - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

After a while, Lenina decides Bernard is definitely odd. He has a mania for doing things in private, which in her mind means not doing anything at all. When she proposed for their first date a swim or a round of Electro-magnetic Golf, Bernard shied away, saying it was a waste of time. Lenina asked him what, then, was time for? Finally, she persuaded him to go with her to the Women's Heavyweight Wrestling Championship, where Bernard, hating the crowd, remained gloomy. She pressed on him a half-gramme soma raspberry sundae, but he refused it, saying he'd rather be himself and nasty than somebody else, however jolly.

Afterward, Bernard hovered the helicopter at the edge of the Channel, where a southwesterly wind had sprung up against a cloudy sky. To Lenina, the rushing emptiness was horrible, and she flicked on music, only to have Bernard turn it...

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