Sex And Entertainment In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

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Author of Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, explores the origin of dystopian literature by exploiting the fear of a dictatorial government that silences the freedom of future people. Huxley demonstrates his belief that his society approaching a bleak and extreme future through concepts such as recorded entertainment. Recorded entertainment pertains to the modern-day media and its influence on people. The evolution of the media has changed with the normalization of concepts that society has not acknowledged previously such as premarital sex. Huxley personally believed that sexual behavior was a casual concept; Brave New World was part of his prediction that the societal ideology behind sex would change. He exhibits this new type of acceptance when the Assistant Predestinator says: “‘Going to the feelies this evening Henry?...I hear the new one at the Alhambra is first rate. There’s a love scene on a bearskin rug; they say it’s marvelous.’” (Huxley 35). In Brave New World, sex is a socially acceptable topic of conversation. His time period’s suppression of sexuality contributes to Huxley’s prediction that recorded entertainment would grow to express the idea of sex as a cultural norm and form of escape from reality. The reform behind the social ideology of sex has brought great relevance to Huxley’s work due to the glorification of sex and violence in the current media.
The relevance of recorded entertainment has increased drastically over the years. “The average
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