the main plot point in this chapter is the explanation of Johns back-story, explaining what happened to Linda after she as injured, as well as what happened concerning John and how he learnt English. Another key plot development in this chapter is Bernard coming up with his plan to embarrass the Director, and his offer to John to get him out of the Reserve and into the World State.
John Savage is introduced in chapter 7 of Brave New World. He is the son of Linda, a Beta who got stuck in the Savage Reservation and gave birth. John is excluded from the Villages due to his mother trying to continue her world-state life, breaking many of the Villages rules. John grew up with very little other people, only being around his mother and her lover Popé. He was taught to read by his mother, and eventually acquired a copy of Shakespeare, reading over many times during his life in the reserve. When he is found by Bernard and Lenina, they had just finished watching a community celebration, and they were surprised when John spoke perfect english. He then took them back to his home, where they met his mother, Linda. after a while John and Linda are taken out of the reserve, and they main part of the story begins.
After getting a phone call about someone being ill, John rushes to The Park Lane Hospital for the Dying, where he is lead to Linda’s bedside. After a few moments trying to remember some good memories, a group of identical eight-year-old twins come in for death conditioning.when they see Linda, they are astonished and alarmed by her, leading to John striking one child. A nearby nurse then calls John out for disrupting the boys death conditioning. after the children leave, Linda awakes and begins mistaking John for Popé, which angers him as he being to demand Linda remember him as her son. Linda seems to remember who John is, and as she begins to recite a hypnopeadic phrase from her childhood, she begins to choke. John then begins to panic, going after a nearby nurse to get someone to help Linda, but by the time they get to her bed, she has died.