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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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    Distractions are all around us. Beep. A text message. Bing. An Instagram notification. Although we may not be living in a totalitarian government, in many ways, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World has become our world. Although Geroge Orwell’s 1984 is often the dystopian society we have all feared, it is Huxley’s vision that illustrates much of our current reality. Although Huxley wrote Brave New World in the 1930s, it is hauntingly relevant in today’s world of smartphones and constant distractions.…

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    flaws, un fulfillment proves societies instability. The people of the World State are supposed to feel nothing but happiness and if they ever do not feel happy, they have soma to rely on. Characters such as Fanny, Bernard and Helmholtz are individuals that rely on soma quite often. If conditioning was perfect and society was stable, soma would not be needed. When first introduced to Fanny Crowne the reader immediately learns about how unfulfilled she feels. When she talks to Lenina she says she…

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    the novel its seen that the use of the drug soma to control their emotion is part of their cultural or society rule. In Brave New World,…

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    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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    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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    of some things….” “That’s unusual” I said into the phone. “I probably won’t be home until tomorrow, so you guys don’t have to open the restaurant.” “Sure.” Soma said casually, yet I could hear slight disappointment in his voice. A short silence followed after. “So….. What do you kids plan to do after graduating from middle school?” Soma abruptly stopped walking and said, “That should be obvious. We’ll be studying cooking at the restaurant.” “Is that what you want to do Saika?” Oh no, he…

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    Brave New World, or our future World? In terms of Attitudes and Philosophies, What is the biggest issue in today’s society? That in 2014, 21.5 million Americans aged 12 or older met the criteria for a drug addiction in the previous year? That more people die from Prescription drug use than accidents each year? That our whole social structure is majority based on wealth and income? All three of these issues are some of the biggest issues in not just our society, but also the society in Brave New…

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    In A Brave New World, Aldous Huxley introduces readers to two contrasting places in order to make social commentary on the world he lived in and the world he predicted would come to be; these contrasting places make it possible for Huxley to convey the theme that religion is viewed in two different ways. One form the World State and one from the reservation. The Reservation actually believe in something, and their religion gives them peace and hope. They believe someone is there to help them…

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    Each person being made to fit a certain criteria take away any individuality, the removal of natural birth takeaway important relationships that are created between humans, and Soma takes away any emotion that is negative. Everyone can be conditioned to fit what the world needs but that does not mean it will make the world perfect no matter how much science is used. A perfect world can never exist, taking away negative aspects…

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