Motherhood In Brave New World

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"But one's got to make the effort, one's got to play the game. After all, every one belongs to every one else” (Huxley 41). In Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, this conformist society views the idea of motherhood as obscene, satirizing the creation of life and the way children are brought up along with their needs, thus satiring motherhood. Whilst examining this thought, this version of motherhood in Brave New World acknowledges how present society views a certain type of motherhood and the way children are raised to see the world.
To be able to understand the dark, labyrinthic mind of a great author, we must dig into his story. Aldous Huxley was born into a family of great fortune, his family consisted of teachers, scientists, intellectual
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Since being developed from a tube, the embryos conditioning begins, their assigned view on their assigned life. They are raised to think what the government wants to because change is dangerous, “We don’t want to change. Every change is a menace to stability” (Huxley 153). The government forced ideas into their young minds, shielding them from allowing them to make their own decisions and choose their own course of happiness, “And that," put in the Director sententiously, "that is the secret of happiness and virtue—liking what you've got to do. All conditioning aims at that: making people like their inescapable social destiny" (Huxley 16). Presently we see a format of conditioning; however it isn’t brought on by the government. Social media outlets, magazines, and models bring it on. This conditioning is no secret; it is everywhere and is allowed. Children grow up looking left and right and seeing someone who they aspire to be, let it be a size 0 model with the perfect body, a built man, or a rich kid who earned money by disrespecting adults. It’s global and in Brave New World people were “refused any opportunity to plan their own property, change their role, rank or employment in society” (Huxley 49) and in the existing world, people aren’t forced but are assaulted figuratively with certain forms of what is considered beautiful. Huxley used Brave New World as an eye opener, though our world hasn’t reached the level of “extra” as his we’re in the same neighborhood. For we see think that “there is no civilization without social stability. No social stability without individual stability” (Huxley