Brave New World

Mustapha Mond describes the pre-modern lifestyle as a fountain. Why make this comparison?

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Mustapha laments the pre-modern world. He says that , “Mother, monogamy, romance” gave people too much choice. They had conflicting emotions and pent up frustrations, which only brought discord to people. I think the fountain is a metaphor for mother-child love and sexual love.