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  • Individuality In Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

    life but never to escape it; unless of course one overdoses and dies. Soma is a never-ending cycle of “harmless” escape from yourself, life, feelings, and society. It is not a helpful stress-relieving drug. Rather it is a controllingly overwhelming drug. "Swallowing half an hour before closing time, that second dose of soma had raised a quite impenetrable wall between the actual universe and their minds" (77) describes Huxley. Soma disables the natural human within the citizens of this society.…

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  • Analysis Of Aldous Huxley's Two Worlds Apart

    While none of these are found in the world state, there is a drug called soma taken almost mandatorily by much of the population. Soma is a muscle relaxer that creates a “holiday” for the user which is a sleep-like state in which the user experiences great happiness. The use of soma in the world state is very similar to the misuse of drugs in America. While it may seem wrong by todays standards to produce drugs like soma for the populations consumption, it keeps the citizens of the world…

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  • Individual Identity In Brave New World

    stability is not as important when considering the value of individual identity. Huxley shows the importance of individuality through the society’s drug soma, and through Helmholtz and Bernard’s search to find their own individual value.…

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  • Lenina Crowne Character Analysis

    own exile due to her separation from her actual home in London and her inability to get Soma during her time in the Savage reservation. Lenina’s personal struggle comes from her own satisfaction with the way life is and how it should be in the World state. She, like many of her fellow workers believe that life is perfect due to the conditioning they undergo, but being out of her comfort zone without the soma Lenina struggles to cope with reality for the Savage people. Lenina’s introduction to…

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  • Social And Political Themes In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

    Several instances in the novel characters take soma to relieve stress and help them to not think moral thoughts. Lanina had a day of “queerness and horror” so she “swallowed six half- gramme tablets of soma” and “it would be eighteen hours” before she woke(pg.95). Another instance is John the Savage mother who “was dying” by “the soma in her blood”(pg.136). Also the government uses soma on rebellious people such as John the savage when he was at Park Lane hospital…

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  • Religion In Aldous Huxley's A Brave New World

    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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  • Brave New World Critical Analysis Essay

    The Critical Analysis of Brave New World and The Modern World Did Aldous Huxley really foresee the world of today in his Brave New World? Huxley describes a ‘‘dystopia which is a community or society that is undesirable and frightening’’ in his novel. Generally, dystopias set in the future and predict how the features of the modern societies will be. Also, Huxley predicts the modern world in some ways in Brave New World. There is a society which contains many new technologies and developments…

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  • The Imperfection Of Humanity In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

    Soma, an antidepressant, taken daily by the people in Brave New World controls and conditions various castes and peoples in the society. John the Savage, being the only outside perspective in the novel, provides a special insight into the deeper meanings of Brave New World. After the loss of his mother to soma, he opens his eyes to a new perspective and discovers, “Linda had been a slave, Linda had died; others should live in Freedom, and the world be made beautiful” (Huxley 191). Soma steals…

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  • Motherhood In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

    In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, Huxley shows a new world which has changed the way the reader thinks of the use of technology. Huxley uses the invention of the assembly line throughout his writing to show how every citizen of society was created. Society has changed drastically according to Huxley and can be seen in each of his characters as their view of life has changed from a previous time. Technologies influence can be seen through of Huxley’s characters Linda and John. Both of these…

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  • Assertions In Brave New World

    through conditioning and soma. This is evident when we find out about a drug called soma. Soma is a drug that causes people to have a happiness high without any of the downsides of doing drugs. In other words, in The World State people are distracted by getting what they “want” and by being sedated all the time to the point that they are not even cognizant of their surroundings anymore. Huxley illustrates this fear by depicting every character in Brave New World as a soma addict, and this…

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