What point is Huxley making about marriage and relationships in Brave New World?

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In Aldous Huxley's celebrated novel Brave New World, he depicts a dystopian society where each citizen's primary loyalty is to the World State, which is extremely structured and driven by advanced technology. In the World State, citizens are cloned, conditioned, and manufactured in the Central London Hatchery. Family units do not exist, and citizens are prevented from being in a relationship with anyone from a different caste. In addition to relationships between castes being prohibited, marriages do not exist, and "every one belongs to every one else." Family, monogamy, and romance are virtually nonexistent, and promiscuity is encouraged.

In the World State, citizens are even required to participate in orgies to fulfill their sexual desires and inherent longing for affection. In addition to regulating orgies, citizens are given soma to relieve their negative feelings associated with loneliness, depression, and insecurity. When John the Savage arrives in the World State, he immediately...

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