Soma In Brave New World Symbolism Essay

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Brave New World: The Symbol of Soma
Being judged, exposed, laughed at, and made fun of is something no one would ever wish upon themselves. In this novel, Brave New World, written by Aldous Huxley there is a solution for it all. Characters in this story do not experience the pains and the hard truths that most humans have to endure with the use of one small, powerful drug called soma. Aldous Huxley uses soma as a symbol of uniformity and complete control over all users in the World State.
Uniformity can be good if one is looking for leadership and instruction, yet it can be a deadly concept if it impacts a society. The uniformity of the World State causes these citizens to look the same, act the same, and have the same beliefs. The use of soma
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It is obvious to the reader that he knows this is not completely true, as he remembers to mention at the end of his statement that if all else fails, soma will be right there waiting for them. This drug will take all of the worries and negativities out of that person 's life, putting them right back in with the normal flow of the World State. Aldous Huxley envisioned that our world and society would end up similar to this. He saw a future of uniformity throughout all of society with everyone consumed in their daily routine of work, school, and technology. Early in this novel Westminster Abbey, Lenina, and Henry were all mentioned having a good time. Huxley uses a hyperbole to capture and illustrate the way that they were feeling due to “the warm, the richly coloured, the infinitely friendly world of soma-holiday. How kind, how good-looking, how delightfully amusing everyone was” (Huxley 77). Huxley explains how soma allows the people in attendance at this party to feel great and have no cares in the world. This drug brings them all together to form one group of warm, coloured, and friendly members of the World State. Although Huxley exaggerates the statement of these people

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