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    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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    Marxism In Brave New World

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    “Everyone belongs to everyone else,” exclaims the voice in the dream of the innocence in Aldous Huxley’s future world - the hypnopaedic observation deterring singleness in friendship and love (Huxley, 35). In a sense in this “brave new world,” Huxley illustrates a society to achieve a state of stability, a loss of individuality, and the undoing of Mother Nature must occur. Along the extensive use of hypnopaedic training, fetal conditioning, and the ability of convention, any individual can be…

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    Happiness is valued over dignity and morality, and feelings are adjusted through the use of the drug, Soma. Pain, stress, grief, sadness, humiliation, disappointment, still occur at times. But the people of Brave New World "solve" their problems by taking an extended soma holiday which removes (read sufficiently masks) the negative feelings and emotions. The society, therefore, motivates everyone to take soma as means of social control of abolishing negativity and conflict. And also, to stop any…

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    Both the characterization of John and the symbolism of soma work to develop this conflict. However, the motif of religion only serves to blur the conflicting line established between the previous two elements. Perhaps the greatest strength of Brave New World lies in its speculative power. The novel is, at times…

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    freedom. Bernard feels these constraints most acutely, as in a scene from chapter 6, when Bernard and Lenina have a conversation about freedom. Lenina insists that everyone has a great deal of freedom - the freedom "to have the most wonderful time." Soma represents this kind of freedom, as it puts people in a hypnotic state in which they no longer feel as though they should ask questions or defy the structures of society. Bernard insists that this is no freedom at all. Bernard claims that his…

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    Iw Case Summary

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    Urine drug screen obtained on 03/16/15 showed positive for hydrocodone, hydromorphone, dihydrocodeine, norhydrocodone, carisoprodol and meprobamate. As per progress report dated 6/8/2016, patient’s medications include Pulmicort, oxycodone, Ambien, Soma, Zantac, lisinopril, and simvastatin. Based on the progress report dated 09/07/16 by Dr. Chow, the patient presents with left-sided lumbar back pain symptoms radiating into the left lower limb in a radiculopathic pattern. Exacerbating…

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    John Individual Identity

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    The Strength of an Individual Identity John, the Savage, was raised on the Reservation where he acquired his own individuality due to his differing skin tone from the rest of the community. When removed from his first home and put into the place his mother considered him from, John’s identity was put to the test by the conformative government in the World State. John was first exiled from his homeland based on his skin tone and then in exile in his proper society according to his mother because…

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    Nothing is ever as it seems and nothing in life can be given to you. As human beings we must seek our own happiness, and even in this attempt, we can never truly be completely happy. Every part of life is a wild ocean of experiences. Sometimes the water is a calm pallid blue, the glassy surface helping you to achieve whatever you wish. Other days it is a violent stormy green, threatening to destroy your ship. Everything is a balance that must go up and down, for pain is necessary to move on and…

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    animal,” resulting in many deaths just to achieve a single successful outcome (Dovey). Incidentally, people consume antidepressant drugs to make them feel better about themselves temporarily just to block out all of the negative emotions. Similarly, soma and antidepressants both have the same purpose, to remove all non-positive feelings. Equally important, technology nowadays seems to rip away people’s individuality because creativity “is simply there for us” on social media now (Arnold). Social…

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    and knows that they couldn’t perform other roles. No matter what, there are opportunities for all classes to enjoy leisure time, and everyone receives soma, which has the ability to take all the people’s cares away. When in a soma state, class doesn’t matter- they are on a vacation by themselves in a place where they can do whatever they want. The soma also makes the people unaware that they aren’t living in what we would consider a perfect world, as the people don’t know any better. Their…

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