Sex And Sexuality In Huxley's Brave New World

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Imagine a world where “everyone belongs to everybody else” (Huxley Aldous, 40). A world where the main purpose is happiness; But nobody cared how it was achieved, the only thing that mattered that it was there. A place where humans don’t reproduce sexually but are all twins, manufactured in a factory. Where people could not be themselves, but follow the rules that they were conditioned to obey. This “Brave New World” might seem ludicrous, however, it very similar to the real world today. To begin with, is the sexual aspect presented in both of these worlds. In “Brave New World” humans no longer have sex to reproduce but for pure entertainment. People are introduced to sex at a very young age and conduct “sexual play” with each other as if …show more content…
In “Brave New World” people have the easiest lives because having an easy life equals happiness. “Happiness is a hard master; if one isn’t conditioned to accept it unquestioningly.” (Huxley Aldous, 227-228). Mustapha suggests that happiness is a hard thing to accomplish unless it’s conditioned to the people. So, the World State conditioned life to be easier for everyone with all its advancement in technology and science. They created “the perfect drug” for people to take called “soma”; this drug blocks out all negative emotions and lets the person take a “vacation” from reality giving them the ultimate high but without any negative effects that other drugs would usually have. However, John Smith questioned this way of life, saying that everything was too easy and back home people would go through many struggles to achieve their goals, Mustapha gave his counter argument stating that they have all these machines and soma to deal with the struggles and emotions. Just like how humans today would rather drive a car than walk or use a machine to do the labor for them like a “Roomba” vacuuming the floor of a house. “Technology, despite having its many benefits, has many drawbacks. Laziness is a major side effect of technology.”(Unknown Author, Technology’s Influence on

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