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A Brave New World is Aldous Huxleys prediction for six hundred years in the future In this surreal land everyone belongs to everyone else and in theory everyone is happy When any character is unhappy or feeling upset about something they are encouraged to take a drug called Soma This drug can be compared to modern-day drugs such as Prozac and the controlled substance methylenedioxymethamphetamine MDMA better knows as EcstasySoma is a wonder pill from Aldous Huxleys Brave New World that takes away all the pain and makes you think and feel nothing All characters in the novel take Soma to Take a holiday form reality whenever you like and come back without so mush as a headache or a mythology Foster 54 The usage of Soma has been conditioned in to the entirety civilized world Hypnopaedic phrases like One cubic centimeter cures ten gloomy sentiments and a gramme in time saves nine are implanted in civilized minds from a very early age Soma like ecstasy apparently has a positive Utopian effect on the user Eyes shone cheeks were flushed the inner light of universal benevolence broke out on every face in happy friendly smiles 80 Some of the physical effects noted in users on Ecstasy are similar to that of soma Users tend to look flushed due to increased body temperature Glassy water eyes are also common as with most drugs Although most users identify Ecstasy as the hug drug the use of Ecstasy has been linked with a wide range of psychiatric sequelae such as anxiety panic attacks depression insomnia depersonalization derealisation cognitive deficits flashbacks hallucinations and other perceptual disorders and paranoid delusions and other forms of psychotic phenomena Ecstasy is said to catalyze a powerful experience that takes many different forms It can provoke an intense energetic spiritual high or lead to warm loving relaxation It can connect people freely and openly with each other and bring the user to a
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