Paper Details  

Has Bibliography
3 Pages
873 Words

    Filter Topics  

Brave New World3

Aldous Huxleys Brave New World is a fictitious story about a future utopian society where people are mass-produced in laboratories. People haveno emotions in this world where drugs and promiscuous sex are greatlyencouraged. People are given labels according to their pre-natal intelligenceassignment. These different classes all have specific roles within society andnobody is unhappy with their place. The Brave New World he was a fictitiousstory that sets up a symbolic mirror to our world that shows the reader what ourworld is slowly evolving to.As young children, the utopians are conditioned to practice certain rituals,to later benefit society as a whole through the stability that these practices bring.One of the acts that the children are taught to do is begin to experiment sexuallyat a very young age. This will prevent sexual anxiety in their adult years. Sexualplay is greatly encouraged to the point that a special time is set for children toexperience an erotic play. In the garden it was playtime. Naked in the warmJune sunshine, six or seven hundred little boys and girls were running (Huxley 30). As they grow older, sexual promiscuity becomes a requirement among theadults. In order for them to keep a stable society, the utopians cannot risk strongemotions among its people, if it is allowed people will be preoccupied withemotion thus leading to under production. The attitudes of the utopians supportideas of no monogamy. As one character said, You ought to be careful. Its suchhorribly bad form to go on and on like this with one man (Huxley 41). Huxleycommented on his storys relevance to the current time (Huxleys book waspublished in 1932), with respect to the sexual attitudes of the people of theBrave New World. He said, Nor does the sexual promiscuity of Brave NewWorld seem so very distant. There are already certain American cities in whichthe number of divorces is equal to the number of marriages (Huxley forward).Huxley is saying ...

Page 1 of 3 Next >

    More on Brave New World3...

Copyright © 1999 - 2020 All Rights Reserved. DMCA