Portrayal of Love and Sex in Brave New World

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The films “Brave New World” is one of the only films I have enjoyed watching, in any class. I found it to be extremely interesting. All of the values and morals we have in our world today are taboo in this movie.

The first thing that caught my attention was the view on sex. In our world today, we like to think that we should stay “pure” until we get married to the one we love. However, in this day and age that is not the case- people do engage in premarital sex. In this movie there is a motto “promiscuity is a citizen’s duty”. Meaning go out and sleep with anyone you would like, it’s okay, because it’s pleasurable. In their minds anything that is pleasurable is good. Today being promiscuous is not socially acceptable- we are preached to in school to only engage in monogamous relationships. We refer to people who are doing as “easy” or “slutty”. However, in “Brave New World” sex is pretty much a hobby. Citizens in this new world question Lenina, because she tends to sleep with only one man in the movie, Bernard. And in this new world that is not socially expected, because people do not fall in love in this new world.

Love, everyone wants to be loved and love someone else. In our world today love is big- we have a holiday in honor of it, it’s a key thing in movies, pretty much love is everywhere. It is said that the happiest day in a girl’s life is her wedding day. Most people want to find love, and be married. Love isn’t just about marriage. We love our friends and family as well. In the movie the only love the citizens know of is loving an object. I was shocked when John was speaking to Lenina’s class and he was talking about love- and they asked “in love with what”. There idea of love is loving a new purse or baseball glove. I could not imagine a world without love- what’s the point? If there was no love everyone would be only looking out for themselves- and that would be chaotic.

When people are in love, they get married, and have sex....
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