The High Life Rdquo Analysis

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The High Life Isn’t Really Living. [pic] “Happiness”. If someone offered you Happiness would you take it? What if “happiness” was only a pill away, would you still take it? There are plenty of people out there who would answer yes to these questions. When you think about it, it sounds pretty great, having all of your problems just melt away into the past by swallowing a little white pill. The only problem is that by doing this you are not really achieving true “happiness”, you are only masking the problems causing them to keep occurring. So though this method nobody would ever be able to fulfill their wish of happiness, only push it farther away from their reach. This is what occurs in…show more content…
77 Blue skies, that’s happy, right? How about weather that’s fine? This proves that the only way that they feel they are happy is when they are high on soma. It also shows how it consumes a huge part of their life. Something would have to be pretty important to have a song written about it. Another example of the Brave New World people being dependent of drugs is a line from the book talking about how Lenina left her soma behind, “She felt in her pocket for her soma- only to discover that, by some unprecedented oversight, she had left the bottle down at the rest-house. Bernard’s pockets were also empty. Lenina was left to face the horrors of Malpais unaided.” Pg. 111 This shows how every time that something terrible or awful happens the first thing they turn to is not a solution to the problem, but a way of covering the pain. Without the drug they see how hard real life is and start to notice that they is more that goes on then the soma…show more content…
The return to civilization was for her the return to soma, was the possibility of lying in bed and taking holiday after holiday, without ever having to come back to a headache or a fit of vomiting, without ever being made to feel as you always felt after peryotl, as though you’d done something so shamefully antisocial that you could never hold up your head again. Soma played none of these unpleasant tricks. The holiday it gave was perfect and, if the morning after was disagreeable, it was so, not intrinsically, but only by comparison with the joys of the holiday. The remedy was to make the holiday continuous. Greedily she clamored for ever larger, ever more frequent doses.”

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