During the beginning of chapter 10, Henry and the Director/Thomas share a conversation focused on Marx as the D.H.C. explains to Foster that his plans include making a public example of Marx. The Director is told by Foster that Marx is good at working to which the D.H.C. acknowledges it as “more reason for severity”. The reason behind the Director’s statement is because he views Marx as a threat to society due to his status as an Alpha-Plus as well as his “talents”.
The D.H.C. explains to Foster that Marx should be exiled in hopes that Marx wouldn’t possibly influence others or “corrupt” them. While Marx may be skilled when it comes to work, he is seen as a danger for his contrasting views on soma, sports, as well as beliefs/teachings about Ford.
Thus, the D.H.C confronts Marx and plans to replace him as he mentions that are many test tubes and embryos that could be produced and would do a better job than him.
John and Mustapha Mond would argue over actions taken in maintaining stability in their community. During their exchange, Mond surprises John by quoting Shakespeare which is highly prohibited as Mond the reason why is because it’s “old” as their community needs newer literature/arts that they would understand. Afterwards, John references Othello, a tragedy that came from Shakespeare, to question Mond on why their current world couldn’t be similar to Othello’s world.
Mond then responds to John as he explains the world/society they inhabit isn’t alike when compared to Othello’s world as he informs John that their world is stable even without literature that is old. He further explains that society is fine as demonstrated by the happy citizens who have no fear or concern over death, old age, illness, parents, kids, or lovers. Not only that but in the paragraph, Mond addresses that if there were any issues then there is soma that helps ease the issues of the people. He would show his annoyance towards John’s action in chapter 15 in which he threw soma rations out of the window while trying to persuade the people to pursue liberty/freedom. He states it’s pointless to do soas he states that the Deltas wouldn’t know about freedom or Othello.
In chapter 17, the two characters (Mond and John) tells their different views/beliefs involved in their community. The two would bicker about religious issues which escalates to John asking Mond the reason he wouldn’t tell others about God. This prompts Mustapha Mond to support his views by telling him that only old people or those who fear death would be involved with religion; Mond believes that their community must only have youthful and happy citizens. John Savage would tell Mond that thinking God would encourage nobility/heroism but Mond refutes by stating that civilization doesn’t necessarily need nobility/heroism as everyone has soma which makes them feel virtuous and happy.
Significance of having Henry Ford as “God” is showcasing his impact and role in production/assembly-line and innovations. Henry Ford was thus considered an influential figure in the community due to the idea of automation/mass production that’s involved in producing ninety-six adults. This can be shown in chapter sixteen when Mond tellsWatson that Ford changed society from being focused on beauty but then being about “universal happiness”. The controllers of the society wants to ensure everyone is cheerful through soma, Bokanovsky process, and much more.