Traditional Family In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

1223 Words5 Pages
The white picket fence; the fence that surrounds the big white house and the happy little family. From far away, the happy family and the white picket fence look flawless and look as though they create the ideal image of a perfect life. However, as one gets closer, the fence, the big white house, and the happy family do not portray the same image as they did from far away. The structure of the fence and the family are deteriorating, and no matter how many times someone attempts to paint over the damage, it is still existent and continues to find a way to emerge from the cracks.
Twenty years ago if someone was to think of a traditional family, they would have most likely pictured a mom, dad, and a few kids. Whereas in today’s society the definition of a traditional family has changed drastically. In some situations, a child living with their grandparents could be beneficial as long as the grandparents are positive influences in the child's life. Meanwhile with other cases, if the child is living with their grandparents and they have no sense of
…show more content…
The idea of a man and a woman falling in love, getting married, and having a child of their own is strictly prohibited. Hence the explanation from one of the directors of the World State, Mustapha Mond, who took a group of students on a tour of the “cloning room” and described to the students what life was like in the past, when “erotic play between children had been regarded as immoral” (Huxley 32). When Mustapha finished speaking, “a look of astonishment appeared on the student's faces” (Huxley 32). Kids not being allowed to amuse themselves? They couldn’t believe it. The reader understands from this that the students had no sense of family structure present in their lives and as a result will end up like every other human in the World
Get Access