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 ...

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