However, such reliance upon commodification also blunts any attempt at original thought. In the long run, who feels better about themselves: the cheater and lazy student, or the loving husband and college graduate? Questions like those are addressed throughout the book. Read an Lenina Crowne - A vaccination worker at the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre. Even though in our world family is considered one of the best things a person can have, and in Brave New World family doesn't exist, every one is still raised by how their society thinks they should be. Complete your reading of Aldous Huxley's novel Brave New World as assigned in class. During this process the embryo will begin to bud, then proliferate, then divide. Huxley wanted the readers to realize how much more comforting a conservative lifestyle felt in the stomach and the heart and thus push us away from the liberal ideals he saw in the 1920s.
The questions that you list after, along with an understanding of love, are deeply personal, and cannot be answered for all of society. The meaningless, casual sex practiced by the citizens in Brave New World is a parallel to the test tube babies for the realm of romantic love as opposed to familial love. I think that Huxley was disturbed with the direction in which the society during that time was headed. Huxley is trying to send the message that these types of things, meant to be intimate and private, will be stretched out of their bounds if happenings continue they way they were at that time. These processes take away all individuality and reduce life to nothing more than mere existence. At the complex, four thousand electric clocks simultaneously strike four, marking the shift change.
I think family and relationships are very important. Human beings fertilized in bottles. Through Brave New World and his other writings, he suggested that beauty is a result of pain and that society's desire to eliminate pain limits society's ability to thrive culturally and emotionally. Huxley's vision is concerning to me considering the current state of the world. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. The idea that the perfect person can be created or modified is simply irrational.
The people in the Brave New World were more concerned with the tearing down part. Andrew, I think farce is the perfect word to describe it. He soon realizes that the society is corrupt and unjust, the opposite of his dreams and hopes. A lot of people have been talking about societal change as being almost a slow progression in one direction. It is their duty to be infantile, even against their inclination. Reproduction is not allowed, ovaries are removed from women and tampered with to condition them. But realistically, there is a balance between conflicts that are necessary and conflicts that hurt more than they help.
Therefore, the best way to avoid these problems is to avoid the source, relationships. Brave New World is definitely about the loss of humanity and definition in mankind. For example, an argument between a husband and wife could actually make their relationship stronger once they overcome the problem. When looking at our society, however, we can see that we are not too far off of this. This was probably the scariest part of the book for me. At one point the author cites the facts that since pornography has exploded all over our media and internet the prescriptions for erectile disfunction medication has increased exponentially.
Encouraging meaningless sex is the directors way of eliminating romantic urges as well. This is peculiar as well as inhumane in my opinion. No one really understands the concept of family either; When John is upset when he finds out his mother is in the hospital, no one can understand why he is so upset and they were shocked to know he actually had a mother because no one else had a family because that wasn't normal in the new world. The real problem is their need for control. Forcing sexual play from such a young age, as described in the garden scene, has the effect of desensitizing people to the curiosities of sex, so they will regard it as commonplace.
Orgy-porgy, Ford and fun, Kiss the girls and make them One. While people are not supposed to be robots, the brave new world reduces them to machines Firchow 301. Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited. In Shakespeare's play, Macbeth gains small pieces of knowledge of present and future events that leads him to seek more power and control over his kingdom. No one is attached to anyone else, thus preventing people from acting what would be percieved as irrationally and preserving social order.
This world seems to be a very perfectly working utopian society that does not have any disease, war, problems, crisis but it is also a sad society with no feelings, emotions or human characteristics. Without these devices, all of us would be lost and would not know how to function. I question your point that in the Brave New World, sex is just a thing to satisfy their internal desires for pleasure. I saw the way which Huxley presented sex in Chapter 3 to be comedic since I can not try to imagine the world in this manner. This leads to 1984 portraying a more extreme outlook into the future, and the potential evils of dictatorship.