Soma In Brave New World

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Is Soma a way to escape the problems in our world today or should we say illegal drugs in our world today?. Today all over the world there are so many types of drugs that are used to free the mind of all the pain in this world that may impact lives negatively. Not to mention many people In our world believe that a type of drug can fix there problems or at least give them some time to relax and not stress, For example in the such depressing grasping story of a “Brave New World” their world uses a drug that is referred to their so called soma. “Soma” in our world today have something similar to illegal drugs, Although they’re not named soma, Two major drugs that have leading cause for over dosage that us humans use in the world today are Cocaine, …show more content…
‘Researchers compared the death rate of these people with that of the general population to find that the death rate for cocaine-only users was 5.1 times higher than that of the general population. And it was 14.3 times higher for users of cocaine and heroin”.(Huff Post Healthy Living). Soma in brave new world was not only used to keep calm and relax while being frustrated but it was also used to keep the distance with the world and the pain that they will go to for example, Lenina while she was laying In the hospital bed feeling nothing but worthless and filthy felt the need of soma because of the pain that she felt of being unwanted. Soma is used similarly today because, people in the world today use these type of drugs although they’re not legal. These drugs are also not referred to soma but are referred to, Cocaine, And heroin. These type of illegal drugs are grasping many lives because they’re known to make you feel unstoppable and good. Although these drugs may make us humans feel great there is a tremendously consequences for most of the people who actually take these type of illegal drugs not to mention back in the 1900’s most men and women would have a part in these …show more content…
In Brave new world the drug SOMA is used as a joke, why? Because it shows only how great people can be and how it relieves stress but what most people do not understand is that once the soma wears of the so called “Perfect People” become angry and insist that soma is the way out to the happy and much more relaxed world. Needless to say soma in today’s world is becoming a problem because it is leading to the highest mortality rate other then car accidents these type of illegal drugs are the cause of most deaths leading by over dosage all around the world today. Furthermore these so called “soma” which are now referred to much more powerful drugs called cocaine and heroin are also to be known for the cause of people committing crime, Although these drugs may also kill you and impact your life negatively it can also lead other horrible such as crime and addiction. Not to mention In “US Federal courts in 2007, 5,477 individuals were found guilty of crack cocaine-related crimes. More than 95% of these offenders had been involved in crack cocaine trafficking”. (foundation for drug free

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