Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

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Brave New World shares a variety of similarities and differences with today’s society like drug use, love and marriage, religion, and technology. This novel explains the way at which a government was made to create a perfect society. This society was divided into five different classes. Each class held a different role or responsibility in the government, similar to our government today. Although this “perfect” society was created, it turned out to have many flaws. Some individuals, like Bernard and Helmholtz thought there was a life outside of this society and wanted to be free. Today’s society relates to this in multiple ways.
In the book, Brave New World, Aldous Huxley uses drugs as a way to control society and individual’s emotions. The drug used in this novel was called soma. Soma was used as a way for citizens to escape from reality. The government promoted this drug and wanted every citizen to use this drug every day. This allowed the government to take full control over every individual is this society. In today’s society, drugs are shamed upon. Drugs such as heroin and marijuana are seen as addictive and can harm the human body. People who use these types of drugs mostly become addicts. Addicts take drugs to escape from reality and try to get their mind off what is going on around them. The way at which addicts use drugs is similar to the way at which soma is used in Brave New World. These individuals who are addicted to these drugs are sent to…

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