Summary Of Soma In Brave New World

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During the course of Brave New World I noticed the presence and effect of soma on Ford’s utopia which is very similar to the opioid crisis that tarnishes our society today. In Ford’s Utopia the use of Soma is widespread and a very addictive substance that allows citizens to cope with everyday challenges which they wouldn't be able to face without the use of the drug. Society today, views drug use especially powerful opioids as a taboo and those who are addicted are viewed as inferior person in our society. Ford’s utopia holds a contrasting view which Soma is a social norm and those who don't use it are viewed as peculiar or out of place. Reliance on a drug, “you do look glum! What you need is a gramme of soma.” (Huxton 41) that dictates

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