Criticism Of Practical Application Of Utopia In "Brave New World"



Criticism of Practical Application of Utopia in Brave New World
Aldous Huxley's Brave New World illustrates the loss of morality when
established standards are replaced by amoral criteria. In his novel,
Huxley criticizes the practical applications of Utopia in actual society.
Huxley's depiction of love, science, and religion support the
ineffectiveness of implementing Utopia in everyday life.


In Brave New World, Huxley shows contempt for the human emotion of
love. The people that make up his imaginary society have no conception of
love or any other passion, and actually scorn the idea. Huxley believes
that along with passion comes emotional instability. The Utopian state
cannot ...

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And home was as squalid psychically as physically. Psychically, it was a
rabbit hole, a midden, hot with the frictions of tightly packed life,
reeking with emotion. What suffocating intimacies, what dangerous, insane,
obscene relationships between the members of the family group! (37)

In an earlier passage, Huxley shows the effects of Mond's
explanation on one boy, "The Controller's evocation was so vivid that one
of the boys . . . turned pale at the mere description and was on the point
of being sick" (36).
In reality, the family unit is the core of society. Huxley
realizes the importance of the home and family. A home is where people
learn to establish communication and relationships. Without a family, a
person cannot learn these relationships which are invaluable in dealing
with everyday life in society.
In Utopia, any approach toward monogamy is forbidden and long term
sexual relationships are discouraged. In the brave new world, it is taught
that ...

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