Drugs In Brave New World

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Brave New World is a dystopic novel which means a “perfect “society, otherwise our society is not so perfect society as we know of. There is a huge debate on how close our society to the Brave New World society in personal relationship. Drugs is a huge questioning on how close the Brave New World society is to ours. In the novel, there are two legal drugs which are soma and alcohol. Soma is a drug that is arguably the best tool the government has for controlling its population. It sedates, calms, and mostly importantly distracts a person from realizing that there’s something wrong. The citizens of the “World State” conditioned to love the drug, and use it to escape any memory bouts of dissatisfaction. Soma is a drug that is available for anyone every single day. In contract to the book we find lots of legal drugs in our modern world, although we often do not really know that they are drugs. Our world won’t find any illegal drugs in the New World of Huxley because all drugs they take are ordered by the government. In our world, there are many drugs that are illegal and if getting caught by taking them or selling them the people will be punished.…show more content…
Society in Brave New World is used to taking soma by their first hypnopaedia lessons, where they are instructed what is necessary for the stability of their system. The lower classes take regular doses of soma every day. The upper classes can mainly choose on their own how much and how often they need to take soma. In today’s society, legal drugs mainly used to calm down, like cigarettes, or just by habit. Also in today’s society people take medicine or drugs for illness, and some people take anabolic substances to achieve better results. Most ill drugs are taken just to become high or to feed the dependence the people have created. Society in our world is used to seeing people taking legal drugs because they are allowed to be taken in public

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