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Bernard Turns Pale

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"Lenina Crowne?" said Henry Foster, echoing the Assistant Predestinator's question as he zipped up his trousers. "Oh, she's a splendid girl. I'm surprised you haven't had her. Wonderfully pneumatic. I'm surprised."
"I can't think of how it is I haven't," said the Assistant Predestinator. "I certainly will at the first opportunity." From his place on the opposite side of the changing aisle, Bernard Marx overheard what they were saying and turned pale.

What does the above quote MOST indicate about Bernard's character?

A

Bernard displays the prime qualities of an Alpha plus male, as seen in his reaction to the overheard conversation.

B

Bernard realizes they are speaking of his girlfriend, and his paleness indicates his disapproval of the concept of promiscuity.

C

Bernard is fascinated by this discussion, which makes him feel more like an Alpha Plus male.

D

Bernard is stunned into silent admiration for the men and their willingness to conquer as many women as possible.

E

Bernard wishes he had the opportunity to boast about his intimacy with Lenina, but he knows this is not an option for him as he has had no prior relations with her.