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How Similar is Brave New Worlds Society to Our OwnThe novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley portrays a so-called utopian society When examining the surface their society does seem truly perfect It is problem free and everyone is happy In addition the population is also controlled from their social status to their intellectual ability However after further examination of this perfect world it seems strangely similar to our own society which is not in any way near being perfect The society in Brave New World and our society today share many similarities and differences For instance there are similarities and differences between the aspects of drug use consumerism and relationships One cubic centimetre cures ten gloomy sentiments In the Brave New World it is not illegal to use drugs In fact drugs are readily available for anyone in need of it The drug in the new world is referred to as soma It produces a euphoric feeling without the negative aftereffects Furthermore the consumption of soma is carefully regulated As a result overdoses do not occur unless someone is dying and they are given a fatal amount of soma Everyone in the society is conditioned to take soma whenever they are unhappy In fact the consumption of soma is done on a daily basis Every status has a required daily ration Huxley created some to control peoples emotions which would maintain the stability of the society in Brave New World However in todays society drugs seem to result in chaos rather than stability It is illegal to take drugs with the exception of alcohol tobacco and prescription drugs Sadly in our society drugs are also readily available for those that want it However they are not prescribed Unlike soma the drugs produce numerous negative aftereffects Furthermore the consumption of drugs is not regulated As a result many accidental overdoses do occur Although drug use is not mandatory as it is in Brave New
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