Marriage In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

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In today’s society marriage is not as important as it used to be. Many trends have been developed throughout the years that are making life today very different. For example, in present time we have people fighting for their right to marry the person they love even if they are of the same sex. The percentage of people getting married are also decreasing significantly. That supports the idea that marriage is viewed very different today than it did many years ago. By making changes to life traditions we can alter the way things will be in the future. Having different perspective of things is not always bad. On the contrary, it allows people to be an individual beings with their own ideas and beliefs. As there is a huge part of the population who are against these new ideas, there are also many more who support it. For example, according to a…show more content…
For example, according to an article called Marriage and the Natural Family “…marriage becomes the foundation of social order.” This means that in order for civilization to be stabilized marriage has to exist since it also stated that commitment is the “very foundation of civilization itself.” Also research has shown that being married increases the chances for a person to live a longer life since it has been proved that it makes someone improve their health. This situation compares to the book Brave New World by Aldous Huxley because just as in our world there are two sides of the situation. In the World State the citizens were conditioned to live their lives freely and without any commitment. That was the reason why they thought of marriage as something unordinary and weird. What was normal for them was to have sexual activity with whoever they wanted and at any time they wanted. If they didn’t do it periodically they were seemed as outcast just like Bernard since he kind of was against the way the World State controlled

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