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The caste of characters?
Characters who figure in are Bernard, a lower-caste member, and Lenina, the woman with whom he is infatuated. DiCaprio would likely play Bernard, who is persecuted when the leaders of the society find his behavior antisocial.
Bernard is an Alpha-Plus, the highest cast in the book. Please revise.
In the book Brave New World, the character of Bernard is NOT a low-caste member. He’s an Alpha Plus, as any who’s actually read the book can tell you.
Just a heads up… might want to revisit Wikipedia or whatever “esteemed” research source you are using: Bernard is NOT a ” lower-caste member.”
Oh wait–even Wikipedia had it right. Bernard is a member of the HIGHEST caste in Huxley’s dystopian world.
I’m happy to say for the sake of literature that a number of readers spotted this one. We corrected: GBU Editor
Director Ridley Scott arrives for the UK premiere of “Body of Lies” in London, in a 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Toby Melville