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    The drug usage in the novel Brave New World is outrageous and endless. All groups of people offer drugs to their friends when they “look glum” (60). By telling them “what you need is a gramme of soma”, people are accustomed to suppressing their feelings in outrageous manners (60). The children also take soma…

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    The first thing they see on their visit is a community celebration. There are pounding drums and a cross is raised featuring a man and an eagle. A young man walks into a pile of writhing snakes and he is whipped until he collapses bleeding. They meet John, a handsome blond man dressed in the Indian style. He speaks perfect english and explains that he wanted the honor of being the sacrifice but the elders would not let him. They saw him as an outsider. He tells them that his mother Linda came…

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    Happiness can be deceiving. This deceit can sometimes be due to an unawareness of the truth. In some cases people are so blindsided by the happiness of their situation that the truth can become obscured. As seen in both Brave New World by Aldous Huxely and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the truth always finds a way to prevail. In these novels, the government does everything it possibly can to ensure that the people stay happy, whether that is through hiding the truth or merely suppressing it.…

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    Artificial Society in Brave New World The World State requires their society to be void of emotions like love and hatred, religion, art and science, along with the conditioning of minds and the predetermination of citizens’ lives and tools like soma and V.P.S to keep conflict at bay in order to maintain the “happiest society.” They are utterly fabricating the citizens’ lives, simply providing them with a predetermined life that they are confined to. The effort required to control life and…

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    Human being and his tendencies for alcohol and drug consumption is a matter of curiosity since the beginning of civilizations. The cultural and societal aspects of intoxication are worth analysis rather than the individualistic approach to it. As, there arises a question whether, the craving for intoxication is a natural instinct within man or if it is incorporated in him by an external agency. Every civilization and every religion has their own approach to intoxication and puts forth a…

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    But the other protagonist, would fit under the definition of the world they are living at. In a world where everything is perfect, Bernard Marx finds himself incompatible from the people around him. While Lenina is obsessed with taking a drug, called soma. Their individual actions towards their problems shows how Brave New World is very similar to our modern day era. Support Individuality…

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    When Utopias Take a Turn Infamous artist Stephen King said in his book The Running Man “In the year 2025, the best men don’t run for president, they run for their lives”. Often times leaders or people with lots of authority have ideas of what they want society to be like and they start to make changes to work towards that goal. These perfect societies that these leaders dream of are called utopias. These important figures often go to the extreme with these ideas and start to enforce rules and…

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    In A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley there are many things in the book that are similar to the world that we live in today. From personal relationships to drugs when reading this book it is quite obvious that we are possibly changing into a society just like the one in this very book. There isn’t much proof that the society is changing into the same society as in the book, from what we can tell a lot of it is probably made up, but there are some things that prove how similar our societies are…

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    life and be happy without dealing with the problem. Unfortunately, this may be the direction we are going in, and Huxley tries to show this in the book. In the book, people are able to leave the pressures of life with the use of a hallucinogen called soma. This drug allows a psychedelic trip which leaves the body worthless, while the person’s consciousness escapes reality. This shows how the people of this society react to adversity. This mindset…

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    instead of being aware of others things. Postman saw Huxley's vision as the idea that people “adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.”Throughout the novel, Brave New World, it is clearly seen that the technology society adores is soma which allows many to block unwanted sensations. These unwanted sensations include sadness, and discomfort that are abnormal to feel in the World Sate because everyone is meant to be happy. When Lenina went to New Mexico with Bernard to the…

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