The Standard For Societal Morality Essay

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Brave New World
The standard for societal morality is deteriorating. One needs only to open their eyes in order to see that the traditional definitions of principle and correctness are being redefined. In the news, one is able to witness this gradual loosening of morals through current articles which cover the rising rates of cohabiting couples, or the increase of clandestine businesses which provide sexual services. Not only are these and other societal norms redefining morality; they are revaluating the very essence of individual worth and being. Through his novel Brave New World, Aldous Huxley skillfully demonstrates that the deteriorating societal standards which twenty-first century Americans find themselves assaulted by today are not so different from the appallingly egoistical conditions of fictional A.F. 632.
The futuristic society of A.F. 632 provides a shocking picture of humanity’s potential fate. As described within the first few chapters of the book, interrelational commitment is unmentionable, the image of the family unit is taboo, and, as put in the words of World Controller Mustapha Mond, “History . . . is bunk” (Huxley 34). In a world where pleasure and entertainment are worshipped, the worth of individual identity is defined by productivity in industry. Clearly, the standards of A.F. 632 prove themselves to be unquestionable and firm in upholding the World State Motto, “Community, Identity, Stability” (Huxley 3). While the condition of this society appears…

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