Theme Of Corruption In Brave New World

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Brave New World Essay In Brave New World, Aldous Huxley uses diction and specific details in order to convey a theme of a corrupt, brainwashed society that reflects the community during the era of the 1930s. During the 1930s, people were beginning to be taught to do what is “needed” in order to have a happy life. The individuals in Huxley’s Brave New World are “conditioned” to do the same thing. Whether these actions include using drugs, being sexually active, or providing a predestined life for each individual. 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
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