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Brave New World

Aldous Huxley
Summary Key Questions and Answers
Summary Key Questions and Answers

8) How do Mustapha, Bernard, and Helmholtz depart from the norms of the World State?

Mustapha, the Controller, is a secret reader: “There were those strange rumours of old forbidden books hidden in a safe in the Controller’s study. Bibles, poetry—Ford knew what.” Bernard is shorter than other members of the Alpha Plus caste, and he has an “unsavoury reputation.” Helmholtz is too intelligent to fit in well. Readers learn “[t]hat which had made Helmholtz so uncomfortably aware of being himself and all alone was too much ability.”