My Right!

….”But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.”

“In fact,” said Mustapha Mond, “you’re claiming the right to be unhappy.”

“All right then,” said the Savage defiantly, “I’m claiming the right to be unhappy.”

“Not to mention the right to grow old and ugly and impotent; the right to have syphilis and cancer; the right to have too little to eat; the right to be lousy; the right to live in constant apprehension of what may happen tomorrow; the right to catch typhoid; the right to be tortured by unspeakable pains of every kind.” There was a long silence.

“I claim them all,” said the Savage at last.

Mustapha Mond shrugged his shoulders. “You’re welcome,” he said…..

From Aldous Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’

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8 Responses

  1. I had to read that novel in grade 12 english….and then we had to watch the movie

    OH GOD!!!!

  2. Mond … Mustapha Mond!

    Or better yet:

    6afa … Mus6afa!

  3. what happened to the curious incident of the dog in the night time? last time updated was mayo 12th .. u have a problem with your scanner? some hundred pages are left.

  4. ghasheema: is this a good OH GOD or a bad one?

    whosane: HAHAHAHA…it seems like it actually.

    Ozz: no my scanner is ok, I have just been lazy and busy. .fatal combination, I will post double the pages to make up 😀
    And lol at Mayo, wow, been ages since I heard this word!

  5. a bad one

    for me at least

    the whole movie was nudity X-/

  6. *has no idea what is going on*

    *feels his intellectual integrity is being challenged and/or damaged*

    *refrains from commenting*

  7. Ghasheema: well I haven’t read it yet. I heard good and bad reviews!

    KJ: lol….

  8. Oh my gosh! That is my favorite quote from the book. I read it Junior year, and it is brilliant. My other favorite quote is “Isn’t there something to be had in living dangerously?” from John during that conversation.

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