The book Brave New World

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The book Brave New World

Unread postby PhotonGuy » 6 April 2015, 16:01

In the book Brave New World people were promiscuous but there was no mention of homosexuality. Although the book doesn't get into it, I wonder if people were conditioned to not be gay in the fictitional future portrayed in the book since they would condition you from the time you were first conceived in a bottle, or if there were people who were homosexual in Brave New World but they just weren't mentioned.
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Re: The book Brave New World

Unread postby xyz72 » 6 April 2015, 16:06

I don't think Huxley really considered homosexuality while writing his novel. It was the 30s, after all.
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Re: The book Brave New World

Unread postby Mod » 6 April 2015, 16:19

Even if homosexuality was considered I doubt it would affect the direction of the story at all. I'm sure homosexuality would fit the mindless self indulgence. Just as a lack of homosexuality would fit a theme of finding genetic superiority through eugenics.
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Re: The book Brave New World

Unread postby PhotonGuy » 24 April 2015, 07:31

One thing you wouldn't have to worry about with homosexuality is pregnancy. In Brave New World getting pregnant was a tremendous disgrace and they did have birth control but it didn't always work as in the case of Linda getting pregnant.
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