In the novel “Brave New World” many events occurred that makes it difficult to decide whether John or Bernard Marx had more importance as being the protagonist or antagonist to help develop the plot. Both characters can be considered the protagonist as well as the antagonist. John and Bernard Marx, being the protagonists helped developed the main theme of selfishness throughout the novel. The reasons why selfishness is the dominant theme developed by these two main characters is because they both wanted the society in the New World to be the way they wanted it to be, they used each other to become socially accepted and they effected others in their search of a better life.
The first example of selfishness being the dominant theme developed by John and Bernard is they both wanted the society in the New World to be exactly the way they thought it should be like. Bernard wanted everyone who lived in the New World to be the way he was. Bernard thought that everyone should think more freely and be more open-minded. He felt that every Alpha-plus should not be so perfect for he wasn’t. Bernard thought that every character trait that he possessed, everyone else should posses them as well. Similarly, John felt that the New World was to conformed and orderly. He felt that there were too many restrictions in this new society. He wanted the New World to be exactly the way he imagined it to be in his mind while he was living on the Savage Reservation. By John and Bernard wanting the society of the New World to be the way they wanted, it shows how these two protagonists were being selfish.
The theme of selfishness in the novel can also be seen through the protagonists when they used each other to become accepted in the New World society. Bernard was always considered an outcast by society because of his physical appearance as well as his way of thinking. Once the John the Savage came into Bernard