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Essay on Brave New World

A British author, Aldous Huxley, wrote Brave New World in 1931. In this novel, the writer tells us of how the government might control and condition people in the future. Even though the people in Brave New World say they are happy, they are not truly happy. They think they are happy because they are conditioned so that they do not encounter any negative experiences. Use of soma, no rejection in your love life, the convenient technological improvement, and no fear towards death are some of the conditioning done to these people to make them think they are blissful.
Soma is a drug that is made in the Brave New World. It has "all the advantages of Christianity and alcohol; none of their defects". (Huxley; pg45) So, it is "the perfect drug". (Huxley; pg45) When something stresses you and you want to break off from the reality, you would take a gram.
The return to civilization was for her the return to soma, was the possibility of lying in bed and taking holiday after holiday, without ever having to come back to a headache or a fit of vomiting, without ever being made to feel as you always felt after peyotl, as though you'd done something so shamefully anti-social that you could never hold up your head again. Soma played none of these unpleasant tricks. The holiday it gave was perfect and, if the morning after was disagreeable, it was so, not intrinsically, but only by comparison with the joys of the holiday. The remedy was to make the holiday continuous. (Huxley; pg125)
Taking soma-holiday is not a real happiness. Happiness is something you achieve, and you cannot always have it. Soma breaks this rule; you can become jovial any time you want. Also using soma makes you to not care about committing a blunder.
'A gramme in time saves nine,'
'Remember, one cubic centimetre cures ten gloomy sentiments.'
'A gramme is always better than a damn,' (Huxley; pg74)
Although soma…


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