Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World out of fear of society's apparent lack
of morals and corrupt behaviour during the roaring twenties. Huxley believed
that the future was doomed to a non-individualistic, conformist society, a
society void of the family unit, religion and human emotions. Throughout the
novel, Huxley predicts many events for the future, most of which concentrate on
a morally corrupt society. The most important of these predictions include:
greater sexual freedom, over-population, brain-washing/sleep-teaching, and the
use of mind altering drugs. Aldous Huxley's Brave New World warns of a
possible future dystopia, based on social attitudes and medical advancements of
Huxley's future dystopia is created largely by perverted sexual
freedoms, which in turn cause corrupt individuals, entirely lacking ethics and
morals. Sexual promiscuity appears to be a much more frequent activity now
then it was in the Thirties. Critics blame "...the advent of the pill for
declining morality and indiscriminate sexual activity." Many believe that each
time medicine reduces the risk of unwanted diseases and pregnancies, society,
on the whole, will increase its sexual activity. Huxley's prediction of
promiscuity is based on his iron law of sexuality:
"As political and economic freedom diminishes, sexual freedom tends
compensatingly to increase." A current example of Huxley's belief is China.
China is the last remaining communist regime, it also suffers from having one
fifth of the world's population within its borders. Needless to say, China's
large population is a direct result of a very sexually active society. Aldous
Huxley's fears of the future caused him to write about sexual freedom and the
resulting over-population in Brave New World.
Over-population is another problem which is addressed by Huxley, and
is the direct result of sexual freedom. The fear which Huxley addresses... [continues]
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