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Brave New World--what's with all the self-spanking? Message Board

At the end of Brave New World the savage goes around spanking himself. What's more, he let's other people film it so they can watch it in theaters and laugh at him. I can understand him not wanting to be a brainwashed zombie, but was the best solution really to spank himself on the butt?


pondbrook wc she cat posts on 5/8/2008 4:13:29 PM wow what is this this looks stupid no ofense but i much rather be playong on the ern hunter board where you can be a part of clans have mates and you are cat so hears a exaple of a name pondki wh your just a kitten the pondpaw when your in training for a warrior then pondbrook which you have different second words like pondpelt or pondleaf which ever and when you have that name your a warrior and there a leader too
Mark Ritter posts on 5/6/2008 7:25:06 PM [QUOTE At the end of Brave New World the savage ...spank[s] himself. ...he let's other people film it so they can watch it in theaters and laugh at him. I can understand him not wanting to be a brainwashed zombie, but was the best solution really to spank himself on the butt? /QUOTE] It's been a while since I read this, but 1) he flogs himself on the back with a whip, not on his bottom. 2)He doesn't 'let' anyone film him; it's done secretly. 3) These are not 'comedy classics', they're 'feelies' ... films with a tactile sensation track like we have sound tracks. 4) His self-floggings are like the proverbial cold shower, meant to stamp out sinful thoughts.


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