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    their own individual way, Bernard experiences alienation and enrichment through multiple ways. Bernard is alienated from the other Alphas physically but continues to differ from the other alphas emotionally and mentally as well. Bernard also dislikes soma which furthers his alienation from others. Bernard’s traits bring him alienation but also enrichment. His different mental, physical, and emotional stature allow him to experience places, people and more like no other Alphas ever will. In the…

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    against the problems and inconsistencies occurring, the corrupt nature will persist. In the novel Brave New World, Aldous Huxley dramatically distorts the reality of society by inhibiting procreation through traditional means, mindless consumption of soma, and endorsing the motto “Community, Identity, Stability,” which ultimately leads the reader to believe the World-State will never be overthrown. A fundamental factor that makes women who they are, is childbearing. A typical girl grows up…

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    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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    The characters take a drug called Soma, something that prevents the people from being unhappy. Soma is created to control people and force them to live an “ideal” life, to be happy forever. Instead of working people just have sex or take drugs. However, people are unaware that the government has forced them to accept…

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    unhappy. Brave New World focuses on how happiness and truth cannot coexist through the use of soma, the use of science, and the theme of isolation. Soma fits into the utopian picture of absolute happiness. It is what completely erases the pain and misery creating a world where the only feeling is contentment; “soma stands for alienation, de-humanization and superficial mind-numbing pleasure” (Schermer). Soma causes the inhabitants of the World State to feel so…

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    When The Savage argues with the Controller about why the lack of God and faith is everything wrong with the society, he expresses his feelings about his faith when he states, “...God’s the reason for everything noble and fine and heroic.” (237) However, Mustapha has a very different beliefs. As those in most religions find solace in their beliefs and turn to their deity in times of struggle, Mustapha says that is obsolete now. With the modelling of a desensitized society, there is no reason to…

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    Emotions are a fundamental element of humanism. Humans have sex for reproduction purposes as well as for physical pleasure but pleasure is not received unless emotions are present. Soma is portrayed in Brave New World as a drug that cheapens the meaning of Sexual pleasure (Huxley). The more Soma that the people of Brave New World take the more that they forget about the emotions that they are supposed to have. All individuals are different, one is not able to create a world of the same…

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    the conch in Lord of the Flies and soma in Brave New World; both of which play pivotal roles in each of the respective societies. Also evident in each of the books is the contrasts between the two main protagonist. Each protagonist - John in Brave New World and Ralph in Lord of the Flies- are in different dilemmas in each of the societies; John is trying not to…

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    Aldous Huxley. This book was set in a Dystopian future where people are cloned in the World State Society because procreating is frowned upon, and even the word mom is considered smut. Even though sex is normal and have rituals for it. They even use soma a drug that makes you feel happy and makes you forget all your other feelings. There are many things wrong with the World State Society, such as theirs no individuality, dehumanize people and they also deny feelings One of the many problems with…

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    In our modern era, drugs and technology play increasingly progressive roles. Their presence can bring about positive changes, like medical breakthroughs or long-distance communication, but they also may elicit severe repercussions. If people, from politicians to scientists, begin to abuse substances, humanity may suffer. It can be extremely difficult to understand these dynamics, but Aldous Huxley is one such author who examines the significance and potential of these instruments. In Brave New…

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