A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

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What if someone were to tell you that what you thought was true happiness was all an illusion. In a Brave New World by Aldous Huxley people in the world state are conditioned and drugged up by soma to not experience true happiness.
In a world that is perfect, human beings do not have to depend on drugs to keep our world in balance. In a Brave New World by Aldous Huxley there is always a perfect drug called soma that keeps everyone happy, which they have based their society on. This drug makes everyone want the same thing and they always look forward to their next dose. While accomplishing their particular jobs these people are made to be happy from the very beginning. "We also predestine and condition. We decant out babies as socialized human beings, as Alphas or Epsilons, as future sewage workers or future Directors of Hatcheries’’ (Huxley 13). The soma is the type of drug that helps the society to keep everything moving.
"Listen, I beg of you. Lend me your ears... Don't take that horrible stuff. It's poison, it's poison’’ (Huxley 211). The savage showed us a different side of soma. The savage was born to an actual woman and not conditioned and has opinions about how soma is indeed not helping the society. Having the drug soma fulfills the needs of people, which they were taught, to desire. People have pleasure whenever they feel like it and soma helps with jobs they need to complete.…

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