Brave New World
"Every one works for every one else. We can’t do without any one. Even Epsilons are useful. We couldn’t do without Epsilons. Every one works for every one else. We can’t do without any one. . . ."
Is Our World Dystopian?
On the white wonder of dear Juliet's hand may seize
And steal immortal blessing from her lips,
Who even in pure and vestal modesty,
Still blush, as thinking their own kisses sin
In this allusion, John is calling Lenina a pure, respectful girl. He doesn't yet know that sex is abused in this society, and he thinks Lenina is the most incredible, upright woman he has ever met. The No Fear version of this play says that Juliet (and in John's sense, Lenina) is so pure and a clean virgin that she thinks it's filthy when her own lips touch because it is too much like a real kiss.
This allusion is referring to Othello. I had to look up the meaning of this, and it basically means "disrespectful whore", which Lenina is unfortunately the perfect embodiment of. This is from the time when Lenina throws herself at John when he professes his love for her.
Hero in Today's World
New Year's Eve Party
Tuesday, Dec. 31st 2013 at 9pm
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Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World,. New York: Harper & Bros., 1946. Print.
"Romeo and Juliet." SparkNotes. SparkNotes, L.L.C., n.d. Web. 19 Dec. 2013.