Analysis Of George Orwell 's Brave New World Essay

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Knowledge is Not Overrated
“Knowledge is power,” is what Francis Bacon once said. Knowledge to some could be considered overrated. In reality knowledge is nowhere near over rated. It opens so many doors and possibilities. It can be proven that people with knowledge in any time period or society are always those who manage to come out on top. What matters though is what one person with a great knowledge does with it. Throughout the works of 1984 by George Orwell, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury the idea that knowledge is not over rated is constantly portrayed. Knowledge is not in any way over rated; this is shown through the rejection of Soma by Bernard in Brave New World and where that rejection bring him, the knowledge of books by Montag in Fahrenheit 451 and where that knowledge bring him, and lastly it is shown in 1984 by Winston gaining knowledge of the past and what happens when he figures out what is really happening.
Throughout Brave New World by Aldous Huxley the idea of Soma is brought up over and over. Soma is a type of drug used whenever someone within this society feels anything besides happiness. They take different amounts of grams due to however they are feeling. This leaves the entire society to believe there is nothing else to feel besides a pure happiness. The soma seems to work for everyone but the main character Bernard. People say that when he was being made there was accidentally an extra dose of alcohol put into his…

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