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By: Tricia Ekas. Summary At closing time, Lenina and Henry got into their helicopter. On the way to Henry’s, they flew over the Crematorium and witnessed a switchback. When they arrive at Henry’s apartment, they went to the dining room where they had a meal and soma.

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Summary

    • At closing time, Lenina and Henry got into their helicopter.
    • On the way to Henry’s, they flew over the Crematorium and witnessed a switchback.
    • When they arrive at Henry’s apartment, they went to the dining room where they had a meal and soma.
    • After dinner, Lenina and Henry go to the Westminster Abbey Carbaret where the Sixteen Sexophonists are playing and dance amongst others.
    • At the end of this chapter, Lenina and Henry take another dose of soma.
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Summary

    • Bernard takes a helicopter taxi to Fordson Community Singery for a meeting.
    • The President begins the service by making two T signs signaling the service has begun.
    • A cup is passed around containing strawberry ice cream and soma and everybody drinks some.
    • During the ceremony, they hear a voice overhead saying “Oh, Ford, Ford, Ford…” (pg. 83) and claim it to be the “Great Being” coming.
      • They dance to orgy-porgy
    • After the meeting, all are standing on the roof and Bernard feels “separate and unatoned, while the others were being fused into the Greater Being” (pg. 86).
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Part One

    • Closing time
    • Lenina and Henry take soma
    • Lenina and Henry go to the Westminster Abbey Cabaret to hear the Sixteen Sexophonists and dance
  • Part Two
    • Great Being is when 12 souls become 1
    • During the ritual, everyone claims that they hear the footsteps of the Greater Being
    • Bernard does not feel “ in sync” with the others and pretends
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Zenith (pg.75): highest point or state

  • Switchback (pg.75):a human being finally and definitely disappearing
  • Diminuendo (pg.76): gradual decrease in loudness
  • Consummation (pg.85): completion
  • Satiety (pg. 85): satisfied to the point of bordeum
  • Exultant (pg. 82): jubilant; triumphant
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Alphas, Betas, Deltas, Epsilons: the caste hierarchy in Utopia

  • Malthusian drill (pg. 77): another device meant for the unsterilized women to avoid pregnancy
  • Five Step (pg. 76-77): a popular Utopian dance
  • Hypnop’dia (pg. 77): sleep-teaching to inculcate prejudices into the subconscious of the sleeper
  • Internal and External Secretion Trust (pg. 72): this utopian organization is in charge of hormones and extracts to keep the people young and happy
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Soma (pg. 75,77): a drug that creates a sense of false happiness, to escape reality, preserves social stability

  • Solidarity Service (pg. 78): a pseudo-religious gathering to promote fraternity among the upper castes
  • Ford (pg. 79): the Utopian idol, the nearest equivalent to God
  • Orgy-Porgy (pg. 84-85): a ritual where indiscriminate, en masse sexual relations ensure solidarity in the participants
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Morgana Rothschild: black unibrow

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  • Joanna Diesel
  • Clara Deterding: 2 black eyebrows; too pneumatic
  • Tom Kawaguchi
  • Sarojini Engels
  • Jim Bokanovsky
  • Herbert Bakunin