Georg Engel's Leistungskurs Englisch 2006/08 Looking forward to the Brave New World of universal happiness after the Abitur...

Homework for Monday March 3, 2008

1) Read chapter 2 of Brave New World.

2) Answer the question on the text excerpt of the Abi '82. (IN WRITTEN FORM, of course):

(Abitur 1982 text excerpt from chapter two: From l. 1.1: “Mr Foster was left in the Decanting Room. The D. H. C.and his students stepped into the nearest lift…” to l. 64“…What man has joined, nature is powerless to put asunder.”)

The line numbers refer to the text handed out in class.

1. What is the ambiguous effect of the description in lines 5 (“The Director opened a door…”) to 13 (“…whiteness of marble.”) ? By what means does the writer achieve it?

2. Describe the character of the Director as it is revealed in this text. Give evidence for your description.

3. In lines 5 (“The Director opened a door…”) to 59 (“…the volume of their howling increased.”) the Director demonstrates how children are conditioned in this Centre. Outline the various stages of this process.

4. In how far does the description of sounds reflect the progress of the action?

5. What factors make the experiment so horrifying?