John isolates himself in an abandoned lighthouse. As a punishment, he grows a garden and performs rituals, such as whipping himself.
“Oh, the flesh! . . . Kill it, kill it!”
One day, reporters come to interview him. He begins to become angry. Later, Lenina steps out of a helicopter and John begins whipping her while chanting.
After the reporters leave, John takes an obsessive amount of Soma, putting him into a "frenzy of sensuality." He collapses and wakes up in horror. After his story was published in the paper, many visitors came to the lighthouse and discovered that John had hung himself.