Brave New World Sexual Promiscuity Analysis

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In the novel Brave New World, author Aldous Huxley links sexual promiscuity and happiness by utilizing diction and imagery, proving that the only link sexual promiscuity has towards happiness is that it promotes a false sense of happiness. In the “New World Society”, where the main characters Lenina and Bernard Marx are from, everything is controlled and created to fit the social ecosystem of their “perfect” society. Even the people are created, from vials. Not born or produced. Emotions are also controlled, as well as death, disease, vocation, social class, and appearance. With something such as emotions controlled, specifically for everyone to be happy and everything done as a recreational activity to promote happiness, this makes the happiness…show more content…
One common recreational activity that is programmed to promote “happiness”, and is encouraged at a very young age, is sexual promiscuity. When humans in the “New World Society” are children, they are kept in a different type of school than children are today. A school where they are conditioned to act like their social class, learn their job, and to be raised; since there are no such things as families. Children would “discover each other” at “recess” through erotic foreplay. “‘The nurse shrugged her shoulders. ‘Nothing much,’ she answered. ‘ It’s just about this little boy seems rather reluctant to join in the ordinary erotic play.’” (Huxley 31-32) It is unusual in the “New World Society” for there to be people who are different. Like this little boy who is “reluctant’ to join in the “ordinary erotic play”. This little boy. At an age where there is still recess, putting this boy in the age range of three to twelve, children are conditioned to be comfortable with “erotic play”, and do so with almost anyone. Not only are the people of the “Brave New World” conditioned to find pleasure and happiness in sex at a young age when they are bored,
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