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  • Suicide In Brave New World Persuasive Essay

    purposes helps with anti-aging, stress reduction, and a whole host of other minor problems, people religiously take the drug every day. There is no major fight back, and in the end, any problem is resolved by the citizens all taking more soma. The true purpose of soma is to hide the fact that all of the citizens of the world are literal slaves working on assembly lines that keep the system working. Essentially they are doing very little with their life at all, have no self-identity, don’t have…

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  • Brave New World Individuality

    Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World brings to light the consequences of losing one’s individuality. All around the world, children are told to be themselves. No one wants their children to be exactly like other children; they just want their child. They yearn for their child to be individual. However, one cannot deny that people will agree more often if they all shared a similar mindset. For example, if everyone in the American government thought the same way, bills and laws would pass more rapidly,…

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  • Technology In Brave New World Persuasive Essay

    In the novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Huxley is describing the new generation as too advanced in technology. Huxley uses literary devices such as diction, imagery, and language to create the satiric nature of the novel. The advancement of technology described by Huxley led society to depend on drugs, technology, and have broken relationships. Huxley use of words can be used to relate Brave New World to some similar problems that were happening during his time, the 1930’s. The…

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  • Social Control In Brave New World

    Soma is used by the citizens to escape reality when life gets overwhelming and it is described as a vacation reality in the book. The soma is a form of social control because it keeps the citizens from thinking anything is wrong because the moment they do they are conditioned to take soma to solve the problem. Lenina uses the soma and she desperately wants the soma when she visits the Savage Reservation with Bernard because the shock…

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  • Chemical Persuasion In Brave New World

    chemical persuasion. While many opinions may differ on this topic, mine tends to stay one opposing path. Huxley compares the commonly used drug, soma, to many common vices that people use today such as marijuana, LSD, cocaine, and alcohol. Huxley begins describing soma as a drug that is used when feeling “depressed or below par.” Huxley says that soma, “was not a private vice, it was a political institution.” Therefore, it was at every citizen’s fingertips. He says that the drug would provide “…

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  • Fear In 1984 And Brave New World Analysis

    always cause fear. Especially, if they are much above you and have the power to do what they want to you. Furthermore, Ford controls society by the use of soma. Huxley states,” "Ford, I should like to kill him!" But all he did was to say, "No, thank you," and fend off the proffered tube of tablets." (Huxley 54). The author emphasizes the use of soma and how common it is by the quote. Everyone takes it on a daily basis. The purpose of the drug itself, is to make…

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  • Conflicts In Brave New World

    Brave New World Reveals Common Modern Conflicts Aldous Huxley was a successful novelist in the early to mid nineteen hundreds with Brave New World and many non-fictional novels. Earlier on in Huxley’s career he edited for magazines, such as, Oxford Poetry and published short stories and poetry. It wasn’t until after well into his mid career that he published some of his most successful works like Brave New World in 1932. Huxley wrote Brave New World with the impact of the great depression and…

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  • Hypnopedia In Brave New World

    methods to control its citizens such as: soma, hypnopedia, the caste system, promiscuous sex, etc. On this essay it would be specified how they uses those methods and what are the effect of the use. The World State uses soma to Control its citizens. First, they uses soma to make the people happy and focused. In World State they are always happy because they are conditioned to be, but if you are not, they teach you to take soma and be happy now. Also they give you soma to be more focused and not…

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  • Government Endorsed Artificial Happiness In A Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

    Portion: Due to the government-issued drug of soma, the World State’s citizens are addicted, unfeeling, and unable to cope. Starting when the citizens of the World State are young, they receive soma. By doing this, the government is creating an easy to control society. The citizens become dependent on the soma and even say, “When the individual feels, the community reels” (Huxley 94). This is eluding to a community…

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  • Morality In Brave New World, By Aldous Huxley

    control the people they govern in an effort to make their territory run smoothly. This notion is nothing new. The problem arises, however, when the methods of said control question morality. In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, hypnopædia, sex, and soma are all government instituted methods that keep the World State a well orchestrated, highly regulated, functioning machine. Instead of pleasant lullabies or sweet-nothings from mom and dad, children in the world state are whispered caste…

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