In our world, we wish for new advances in technology, a more stable society and freedom to do as we please but what happens when our wishes come true and technology advances to the stage that it begins to control us? What happens when we establish the type of freedom we desire and become chemically dependent? What happens when everything is so controlled that our suffering ends because we cannot experience love? Brave New World by Aldos Huxley advances to the future to demonstrate the way the world would be if all of our wishes come true; this book should be taught because it teaches us to question the way we live our lives by endorsing promiscuous sex, the use of drugs and advancement in technology.
In the “Brave New World” promiscuous sex is a necessity. In the beginning of the story, Fanny voices to Lenina that she should sleep with more people because she has already been sleeping with Henry for four months. This makes us think about all the times we have engaged in sex or desired to have sex only because it is the thing to do in order to fit in. Today’s society attempts to convince us that it is acceptable to be sexually active. Most television shows, songs and advertisements are designed to attract teenagers by involving sex. Huxley makes us think about the way the world will be if we continue behaving in this manner. What happens when we have sex with so many partners and it begins to loss meaning and becomes an obligation? This book helps us regain integrity to try to change our ways, to stop our world from becoming the Brave New World. In one of the conversations that Fanny has with Lenina, she tells her that she thinks someone put alcohol in Bernard’s surrogate because he does not enjoy sex as much as the others. We go through similar situations in today’s society. If you do not have sex or only want to engage it in with one partner you are looked down upon. Morality is less valued because every day more people are convinced that