In A Brave New World, babies are not born, but created with specific features. This time is refered to as AF, or After Ford, as they idealize the use of his assembly line.
The People in A Brave New World are administered the drug soma, to keep them happy, and incapable of free thought.
Bernard, who is an Alpha, travels to a "Savage Reservation" and discovers people partaking in strange rituals. There he meets two lost savages, John and his mother Linda.
John, the savage, is the lost son of the "Director," which is the leader during this time. He is forced to resign, as reproducing sexually is a crime.
Linda, John's mother, dies from taking too much Soma. John does not fit in with society, as he is a "Savage" and secludes himself in a lighthouse, away from society.
While living in isolation, John spends his time dodging tourists and reporters. He partakes in Self- flagellation, and eventually starts whipping other people. One night, he could not take the stress, and hung himself the next morning