Drugs and alcohol in Brave New World are very bad seen but at the same time they are necessary yet, some don’t care to be seen by the rest of the society and don't care to be drunk and be seen, on the other hand drugs are hidden, Huxley shows us that the people in Brave New World need drugs just like humans need oxygen so the drugs are the oxygen and the people are dying to breath. People in Brave New World are always to evading the reality of their controlled lives.
Huxley only conveys the negative effects of the idea that outside forces such as advertisements, institutions and our peers through the characters in Brave New World. However, through research, manipulation has been proved to have some positive effects on our mind despite the negatives that the role of manipulation plays on us.
During the 1930s, the times of World War II and the Great Depression, Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World. There were several issues going on in Huxley’s time that are still present in today's world . Huxley features some of these problems in his book, Brave New World. These problems include drug or medicine usage, women and gender inequality, and traditional marriage/homosexuality. Since this book was written during the times of the Great Depression and World War II, these factors also contributed to some of these issues. Since World War II and the Great Depression are over, these do not affect the problems today. Although some of these problems are still a problem in today's world and society, they are not as much of a problem as they were during Huxley's time.
It is weird that Aldous Huxley wrote this book in 1931 about the world he was living in during that time and how it is similar to the world we live in today. Nowadays, drugs are still being used and people are still engaging in sexual encounters with multiple partners. Things are no different than they use to be. People still to this day are using drugs and committing adultery as if there aren’t any diseases out there. In the story they introduced a drug named Soma. This particular drug was the narcotic they used to escape the world they lived in.
The society being described in Huxley’s novel, Brave New World, is completely corrupt. The author uses specific details, in order to create this theme of a corrupt society dependent on drugs. “She felt in her pocket for her soma...Lenina was left to face the horrors of Malpais.” These individuals are taught from an extremely young age that if they sense some sort of negative feeling beginning to be felt, they should take a drug called “soma.” The people of this society do not know of the dangers that take place if too much of the drug is consumed. “We can make a new one with the greatest ease-as many as we like.” Those who do have this knowledge are taught their whole lives that even if one does lose their life from overdose, there are others who can take the place of the deceased. This can relate to society during the 1930s, because many individuals were advised by doctors to take anti-depressants, a medicinal drug, in order to make them happy when the Great
Like many scientists and writers of the age, Aldous Huxley had been greatly influenced by Haldane's Daedalus (Congdon) which stated that mankind should do everything possible to use the scientific method in all areas of life. Haldane's idea were referred to as ectogenesis. According to Congdon, Huxley had considered the problems with ectogenesis before and was afraid the world would turn into a society of superior individuals who ruled the world.
Aldous Huxley has a humanistic, deep and enlightened view of how society should be, and of what constitutes true happiness. In his novel, Brave New World, he shows his ideas in a very obscure manner. Huxley presents his ideas in a satirical fashion. This sarcastic style of writing helped Huxley show his views in a very captivating and insightful manner. The entire novel describes a dystopia in which intimate relationships, the ability to choose one's destiny, and the importance of family are strictly opposed. In Huxley's mind, however, these three principles are highly regarded as necessary for a meaningful and fulfilling existence.
As analyzed by social critic Neil Postman, Huxley's vision of the future, portrayed in the novel Brave New World, holds far more relevance to present day society than that of Orwell's classic 1984. Huxley's vision was simple: it was a vision of a trivial society, drowned in a sea of pleasure and ignorant of knowledge and pain, slightly resembling the world of today. In society today, knowledge is no longer appreciated as it has been in past cultures, in turn causing a deficiency in intelligence and will to learn. Also, as envisioned by Huxley, mind altering substances are becoming of greater availability
When reading the novel, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, it is unmistakably evident that the use of stimulants (soma) is the leading source of the society’s happiness. Drugs and medicine are used in both societies in many comparable and contrasting ways. Our “soma” takes a different form than it does in Brave New World, but a lot of the results are the same.
It is important to note that the citizens in Huxley’s novel are always happy. While happiness in its purest form is greatly treasured in our modern society, happiness in World Society existed in the form of a drug by the name of ‘Soma.’ In their society, the commonly used, “euphoric narcotic pleasantly hallucinant” drug symbolizes a state of happiness that is rarely attainable in the contemporary era” (37). However, it is significant because it symbolizes the powerful impact that science and technology have on society. In situations of unease and apprehension, and also in individuals are not only encouraged to, but conditioned to take doses of Soma, which brings them back into a state of high which ensures absolutely little to no acts of rebellion. Furthermore, Soma is commonplace that it is “served with the coffee” (50). This come to illustrate the immense amount of influence that scientific innovation and government regulations have on individuals to the point where it becomes integrated into their everyday lives. While the usage of drugs is greatly ridiculed in the modern world, it is encouraged in World Society, and this comes to demonstrate how great emphasis on scientific innovations can be destructive, stripping away natural human
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