Essay On Brave New World Addiction

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Swallowed in Addiction “You do anything long enough to escape the habit of living until the escape becomes the habit.” -David Ryan What if there was a place where we did not have to think? A place where one’s happiness is controlled. In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, a science fiction novel that captures happiness through an early age drug called Soma, which produces euphoria with no side effects. They may not be any effects to this drug, but it causes an addiction to it. In today's world with our increasing stress and our never ending use of anti-depressants, it seems that today society is on a quest for soma. Similar to the addiction to soma used in the novel, people have an addiction to drugs today. The World State is greatly dependent upon soma. When things are not going right and one needs to escape, all they need to do is pop some soma to relax. In the novel, when Bernard and Lenina return from the Savage Reservation, Lenina decides to take some soma. “And instead of feeling miserable, you’d be jolly. So jolly” (92). Lenina is devastated from her experiences, therefore decides to take…show more content…
In fact drugs are being encouraged for anyone in need of it. However in today's society drugs seem to result in chaos rather than stability. It is illegal to take drugs with the exception of prescription drugs. Sadly in our society, drugs are also quickly available for those that want it. Unlike soma, the drugs produce numerous negative aftereffects. Furthermore, the use 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 World, many people choose to take drugs. In both societies, people use drugs for the euphoric feeling to escape from their worries and problems, instead of dealing with their emotions. It seems as if both societies only care about having fun and not worrying about what is happening to them when drugs are being

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