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As man has progressed through the years societies have tried to arrive at a utopian society where everyone is happy disease is nonexistent and strife anger or sadness are unheard of Only happiness exists But after reading Aldous Huxleys Brave New World one comes to realize that this is not in fact what the human being really cravesAldous Huxley wrote Brave New World out of fear of societys apparent lack of morals and corrupt behavior during the early 1900s Huxley believed that the future was doomed to a non-individualistic conformist society a society void of the family unit religion and human emotions Throughout the book Huxley predicts many events for the future most of which concentrate on an immoral society The most important of these predictions include greater sexual freedom brain-washingsleep-teaching the use of artificially pleasing drugs Huxleys future is created largely by perverted sexual freedoms which in turn cause corrupt individuals entirely lacking ethics and morals It is a common belief that each time medicine reduces the risk of unwanted diseases and pregnancies society on the whole will increase its sexual activity Huxleys prediction of promiscuity is based on a common theory of sexuality As political and economic freedom diminishes sexual freedom tends to increaseAldous Huxleys civilization is structured around the use of a pleasure-inducing drug called soma Soma is a means of drowning ones sorrows to make them feel better and to create a positive feeling towards those who supply such happiness Such a drug therefore becomes the perfect tool of the dictator as it creates a more submissive and conformist society a society that is easier to control Soma becomes the perfect escape from reality because its use is public thus allowing for the happiness to be shared among friends for an all around greater high Soma is used in Brave New World the way alcohol smoking and drugs are used in todays societySoma also gives the people an artificial happiness
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