The director of hatchery and conditioning gives a tour to a group of young alphas. This portion of the story introduces how the society artificially grows and conditions children, putting them into different castes, alpha, beta, gamma, delta, and epsilon.
The plot is introduced in this section of the story as the main character, Bernard Marx, is shown to be unhappy in their society, desiring individuality and independence. He asks Lenina Crowne to go on a trip with him to a Native American reservation.
Lenina and Bernard meet John and his mother Linda, who was born in London like them, but stayed on the reservation after finding out she was pregnant with her and the director's child. Bernard and Lenina decide to take John and Linda back to London.
John confronts the director and reveals that he is his father. The director then resigns out of embarrassment. John is then introduced to the society of the World Government and they marvel at how strange they believe him to be.
The plot of the novel begins to focus on John as the main character. Lenina shows her interest in John, but John refuses to share his feelings as he does not want to give into his desires like others in the society.
John struggles with his disdain for the society he once idolized after seeing how it is really structured and run. He will take action later in the story, but that is a spoiler.