A lot of the questions given on the test were detail oriented which I think wasn't payed enough attention to on my part so I am reviewing and sharing that knowledge from the discussion today.
Opening Statement: "Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment."
Basically he is saying that being regretful is the worst feeling to have.
He felt that regretting the work he had done on Brave New World would mean that he would have to rewrite the book and being a different person as he was when he first wrote the story he would not only get rid of the faults and flaws but also of the great parts it originally possessed. For this reason he did not let chronic remorse affect his story.
He felt the biggest defect in his story was the fact that the Savage was only offered two alternatives which were an insane life in Utopia or the life of a primitive in an Indian village.
The author feels that if he could change that detail he would give the savage a third option which would be the option of sanity!
Setting: Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre (D.H.C.)
A.F. (After Ford ~Symbolism) 632 : This was the year that the story takes place in.
The italics that Huxley uses through chapter one on the story represents the ideas that are supposed to catch the readers attention. Not only that but also the ideas that the students, who are ferociously scribbling away, should/will take away from the lecture tour.
The Greek letters in the story represent the fact that individualism does not exist in this new world. The fact that all humans are categorized into Alpha, Beta, or Epsilon. These categories allow individuals to be filed along with others like a stack of papers.
The idea that the embryos where like the photographic film represents the fact that the embryos can be developed however the creator decides. So whatever mold is given to them is what the embryo will become.
Those or just some notes to help along the way if needed!^^