The Application of Utopia in Brave New World Essay

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The Application of Utopia in Brave New World

Aldous Huxley's Brave New World illustrates the loss of morality when

established standards are replaced by amoral criteria. In his novel,

Huxley criticizes the practical applications of Utopia in actual society.

Huxley's depiction of love, science, and religion support the

ineffectiveness of implementing Utopia in everyday life.

In Brave New World, Huxley shows contempt for the human emotion of

love. The people that make up his imaginary society have no conception of

love or any other passion, and actually scorn the idea. Huxley believes

that along with passion comes emotional instability. The Utopian state

cannot afford any
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In reality, the family unit is the core of society. Huxley

realizes the importance of the home and family. A home is where people

learn to establish communication and relationships. Without a family, a

person cannot learn these relationships which are invaluable in dealing

with everyday life in society.

In Utopia, any approach toward monogamy is forbidden and long term

sexual relationships are discouraged. In the brave new world, it is taught

that "everyone belongs to everyone else." Excessive sex with many partners

is considered normal and even expected. In a conversation between two of

the female characters, Huxley illustrates Utopia's views on monogamy

through Fanny Crowne, "I really do think you ought to be careful. It's

such horribly bad form to go on and on like this with one man" (40). In

Huxley's Utopia, having sex with only one partner is not acceptable.

Sexual pleasure in this world is greatly degraded. Promiscuity is

considered a virtue, unlike actual society where promiscuous women are

thought to be trashy and cheap. Children are taught at a young age to be

exploratory in their sexual behavior. Children who seem timid and

embarrassed about their bodies are taken for psychological testing.

Huxley criticizes the idea of the absence of love in Utopia. In

actual society, love is a revered
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