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Ever since the beginning of mankind there has been a great urge to seek power and wealth Eventually power and wealth directly coincided with ownership possessions and money To this day it is still in great demand After discovering this process in society Sir Thomas More decided to contradict and oppose these injustices of his society Thomas Mores novel Utopia consists of an island that is completely civilized and free from slavery by the government Basically it is a seen as a perfect world However Mores idealistic perception leaves great room for influenced writers such as Aldous Huxley and George Orwell to disapprove and oppose his ideas His idealistic perceptions are contrasted in other literary novels such as 1984 and Brave New World Both novels contradict Mores Utopia because the societies in 1984 and Brave New World are dystopias True happiness is never achieved and eventually corruption in society tends to occur In Utopia the utopian society presented was in a perfect scenario in that ownership possession and money wasnt an issue On the island everything was shared equally money didnt exist and everyones customs were similar money is not valued and everyone on the island must work a minimum of 8 hours a day More 85 In other novels such as 1984 and Brave New World that profess to be Utopias it is apparent that total domination and tangible items are sought after In BNW Mustapha Mond one of the ten-world controllers craves domination and it was partially achieved through a drug called soma Soma was offered and widely used to relieve stress and put individuals in exceptional state of mind As soon as Lenina got back to the rest house she swallowed six half-gramme tablets of soma lay down on her bed and within ten minutes had embarked for a lunar eternity Huxley It is evident that after ingesting so much soma she was reliant on the drug that was produced
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