Protest against consumerism and individualism
"Community, Identity, Stability"
Dislike reproduction system - people are produced, idea of consumerism
Stability of world dependent on stability of identity
Constructed into a social order - alphas at top, epsilons at bottom
Anything bad is removed
Chemical mistake - does not fit into society even though he wishes to
Does not function the same as others in society - this makes him 'othered'
He is not the norm and gets treated to fit this perception
Desperately wants to be a part of the norm - a good representation of the ruling class
Highlights what aspects of masculinity society favours, and critiques them
Bernard's shortness highlights that being tall is associated with success. Attractiveness is also associated with success, as is being liked by many women.
His physical 'deformities' put him outside of the norm in the novel