Motherhood In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

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In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, Huxley shows a new world which has changed the way the reader thinks of the use of technology. Huxley uses the invention of the assembly line throughout his writing to show how every citizen of society was created. Society has changed drastically according to Huxley and can be seen in each of his characters as their view of life has changed from a previous time. Technologies influence can be seen through of Huxley’s characters Linda and John. Both of these characters get lost in the new technology of Brave New World, which causes them to miss out on some of the beautiful parts of life and eventually lead to their demise.
Motherhood and the idea of a family was a concept completely forgotten in the new world, so when Linda had John she didn’t realize that she was taking part in the wonderful gift of motherhood. The idea of a woman having a child was of no use since technology had made it virtually impossible, so when Linda had John she was in shock. “I still don’t know how it happened, I did all the Malthusian Drills—you know by the numbers One, two, three, four, always, I swear; but all the same happened; and of course there wasn’t anything like an Abortion Centre here” (120). Since Linda did not want to have John she already was missing out on a beautiful part of life and
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There will unfortunately always be a child who doesn’t have the mother or father that every child deserves, that was Linda for John. Drugs are in our culture and there are people extremely addicted to it which will lead to their death due to overdoses. The concept of love is lost at times just like in Brave New World with people sleeping around with other people. How far is too far when it comes to recording someone? The question that we have to ask ourselves is, how far can we let technology control us? Will we let technology lead to our

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