Linda and Lenina Comparison in Brave New World Essay

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It’s shocking how two people from different societies can be both similar and different at the same time. In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, Linda and Lenina are two such characters. Each of them have their own characteristics which make them unique, but they also have separate characteristics. The three ways in which Lenina and Linda can be compared would be physically, intelligently, and emotionally. First of all, Lenina’s physical characteristics help distinguish her type of character. Lenina is a typical woman in the new world, and she has all the characteristics that describe her as pneumatic. Lenina is a particularly attractive female since many men in the society seem to be attracted to her. Even the Arch-Community-Songster of …show more content…
Even though Linda adapted partially to the society in the reservation, she still tried to live as though the rules of the new world applied to the reservation. An example of that was when she tried to sleep with all the men in the reservation as though the same rules of the new world applied there. Linda is a character who knows what goes on outside the new world but wishes that she didn’t. Lenina has her general basis on how to live through the hypnopædic suggestions, while Linda uses the things she learned in the society and what she learned from the reservation. Finally, Lenina and Linda can be compared through their emotions and how they act with them. Lenina is a strange character when it comes to looking at her with emotions. Normally, in the society, people are not to have any attachment to someone, but this is not evident with Lenina. There is a significant moment where Lenina shows possible affection towards another person, with Henry Foster. Lenina begins showing some affection towards Henry when she talks about him to Fanny. “Lenina blushed scarlet; but her eyes, the tone of her voice remained defiant. ‘No, there hasn’t been any one else,’” (40). This begins to show that Lenina is different than the other people of the new world because she has only been having one guy instead of the typical many as the society usually has it. Lenina has shown many other