Analysis Of Huxley 's ' Brave New World ' Essay

1705 Words Sep 27th, 2016 7 Pages
Imagine a world without war, sadness, disease, and untimely deaths. A utopia, guaranteed to provide all the comforts the world has to offer, guaranteed to provide happiness, or at the very least enough pills to ensure no one is ever sad for long. But what would you have to give up to gain stability and peace, and would it be worth it? Brave New World is seemingly a utopian society free from the problems that plague the real world, a freedom purchased by the loss of truth, beauty, art, and religion. Despite the allure of earthly pleasures, such as sex, soma, and comfort, there is no real happiness or fulfillment in the World State. Huxley’s portrayal of a God-less society and the subsequent unhappiness of the characters Bernard, Lenina and John, reveals that religion is an essential and integral part of the human condition. Within the World State, Sex was seen as a form of fulfillment, both a recreational activity and part of the conditioning required to make the society stable. Sex was encouraged and participated in from the time citizens were children, whereas monogamy was discouraged and males and females were encouraged to have relations with as many persons of the opposite gender as they wanted (Huxley 32). A popular phrase recited often by characters such as Lenina Crowe and Linda was “Everybody belongs to everyone else (121)”. It was believed that being tied to one person forever, such as in marriage, would disrupt the stability of society. People could…

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