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Although these two English works exist many centuries apart and use two different forms William Shakespeare in The Tempest and Aldous Huxley in Brave New World use style to explore the theme of the nature of men and sleep What is sleep The dictionary definition states sleep as the natural periodic suspension of consciousness during which the powers of the body are restored But in these to pieces of literature sleep brings on very different meanings For instance in Brave New World a possible meaning for sleep could be Johns life after he commits suicide or something as simple as a chance for the characters to get away for while known as soma However in The Tempest William Shakespeare could potentially have other hidden meanings in the sense of sleep such as the life activity of each character after death or he could be using sleep to symbolize a dream or illusion Both Huxley and Shakespeare have underlying meanings of the many possibility that could portray sleep Some which could contradict each other In our world soma would be sees as a drug and should not be used Nevertheless as one of their hypnopaedic quotes says they used to drink enormous quantities of alcohol In other wards they cant put up with their problems so they turn to a drug It could release their stress allow them to relax and seem like everything in the world is perfect Its like a unrealistic life just something to turn to Our alcohol is their soma except for the fact that soma has no side-effects On the other hand sleep could also represent Johns life after he commits suicide His entire life in the novel could have merely been a dream and after he could no longer take it anymore he killed himself returning back to his restless deep sleep Ariel places sleeps on random characters throughout the whole play Perhaps all the happenings were
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