Brave New World
Sex Quotes Page 4
How we cite our quotes:
"Lenina Crowne?" said Henry Foster, echoing the Assistant Predestinator's question as he zipped up his trousers. "Oh, she's a splendid girl. Wonderfully pneumatic. I'm surprised you haven't had her."
"I can't think how it is I haven't," said the Assistant Predestinator. "I certainly will. At the first opportunity."
From his place on the opposite side of the changing-room aisle, Bernard Marx overheard what they were saying and turned pale. (3.118-20)
This is where we start to like Bernard. He seems to be the only character who shares our reaction to this shockingly promiscuous world.
And round her waist she wore a silver-mounted green morocco-surrogate cartridge belt, bulging (for Lenina was not a freemartin) with the regulation supply of contraceptives. (3.185)
Wow, it's like she's wearing sex on her sleeve. Oh, wait… (Actually, we meant to say something scholarly about how Orwell's "Anti-sex sash" in 1984 is probably a nod to Huxley's Malthusian belt.)
The lift was crowded with men from the Alpha Changing Rooms, and Lenina's entry was greeted by many friendly nods and smiles. She was a popular girl and, at one time or another, had spent a night with almost all of them. (4.1.1)
Lenina's character is defined by her sexual appeal.