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.