Brave New World Love

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What is Love? The societies in both Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, and 1984, by George Orwell, alter the traditional family structure and the basic societal unit. This is altered in different ways for both books. A traditional loving family is nonexistent in both books but in different ways, and this affects the way all the people turn out. People are also not taught the basic lessons and morals through their parents in either book, which also completely alters how the kids grow up, they learn their lessons of only what the government wants them to learn. Lastly, the modern American society and family are changed in these books by the religion or beliefs that the people of the World State or the Party are forced to believe. All of these…show more content…
This shows that since they now do not have mothers and fathers, they live life only to please themselves. Also coincides with why they do not feel pain, they never grow bonds with family, or anyone for that matter, they never get close enough to anyone to care if they leave or hurt them or die. They never started with a close bond to parents or siblings so they do not understand what it means to be close to someone or have feelings other than sexual ones. This ties in with 1984, because just like the people of the World State, this society never really gets close bonds with anyone either, because that would distract them from their loyalty to Big Brother and The Party. Unlike Brave New World, in 1984, they do have families, but there is just no trust, love, or loyalty. The kids in this book are taught at a very young age to become spies for The Party.…show more content…
In Brave New World, they are conditioned many ways, but the world controllers have the same goal for each person, “All conditioning aims at that: making people like their inescapable social destiny” (Huxley 26). “Men will come to be valued more and more, not as individuals, but as Personified social functions” (Holmes 26). These people are created to work, love their jobs, and not get distracted, which is why they do not want them getting attached to people emotionally or feeling pain from betrayal or death. They cannot change who they are or who they were made specifically to become. Holmes does well showing how the controllers try to distort everyone’s views when he says, “The more noise you listen to, the more people you have round you, the faster you move and the more objects you possess, the happier you will be-the happier and also the more normal and virtuous”(Holmes 27). They try to distract them with all these things so they will not see what is really going on. To see that there is more to life than what they are conditioned to see. They do not want people to learn lessons from family or history and instead, they get all their basic opinions and morals repeated to them through hypnopædia, sleep teaching, without really understanding or questioning it. In 1984, it is very similar because they take a test at

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