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What is the Meaning of Meaningless sex in Dystopia?
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this essay is to provide an answer to the question "What is the Meaning of Meaningless sex in Dystopia?". It will show that meaningful concepts such as sexual satisfaction, pleassure, passion, love, bonding, procreation and family are handled as threats in dystopian societies described in well-known novels as We, Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four . It will explain how the conflict between the collective and the individual influences peoples' sexuality. It will also show how leading powers in the three dystopian societies use different methods to remove the significanse and functions of sex. It will suggest meaningless sex is a means to control the masses in a collective and that meaningful sex is an act of rebelion against the state.

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2013. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
Dystopia, Dystopian societies, meaningless sex, state, control, collective, uniformity, individual, family, love, procreation, We, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell, Origin of Family, Private Property and the State, Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-16223Archive number: EN1:3/2014OAI: diva2:692012
Available from: 2014-01-30 Created: 2014-01-29 Last updated: 2014-02-25Bibliographically approved

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