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The caste of characters?

August 10, 2009

Ridley Scott, DiCaprio travel to “Brave New World”

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.

Keith

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.

Orthia

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.

Megan

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

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