Xtc Vs Soma - 653 words
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 Ecstasy. Soma is a wonder pill from Aldous Huxley's 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 ...
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How Similar Is Brave New Worlds Society To Our Own - 876 words
How Similar is Brave New World's Society to Our Own? The novel, Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley portrays a so-called "utopian" society. When examining the surface, their society does seem truly perfect. It is problem free and everyone is happy. In addition the population is also controlled from their social status to their intellectual ability. However, after further examination of this "perfect" world, it seems strangely similar to our own society, which is not in any way near being perfect. The society in Brave New World and our society today share many similarities and differences. For instance, there are similarities and differences between the aspects of drug use, consumerism, and rel ...
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Book 1 - 1,700 words
Author: Aldous Huxley was born in 1894, and died in 1963. He first went to Eton, and then to Oxford. He was a brilliant man, and became a succesful writer of short stories in the twenties and thirties. Besides short stories he also wrote essays and novels, like 'Brave New World'. The first novels he wrote were comments on the young generation, with no goal whatsoever, that lived after WW I. Before he became the writer as we know him, he worked as a journalist and a critic of drama. In his books, especially the later ones, he sometimes presents himself as a teacher or a philosopher, to literate us as readers. Next to novels, essays and short stories he also wrote poems, biographies, plays, po ...
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Too Much Medicine For The Wrong Head - 1,507 words
Adolescent depression continues to be a growing American problem since its discovery in the 1970s. How exactly to treat this problem, however, is not a clear issue. For years the psychiatric community felt that psychotherapy was the best way to treat this growing epidemic. However, with the development of antidepressants, most famously Prozac, many people feel the problem is nearing a solution. Many psychiatrists believe these pills can be a quick and effective way to treat suffering adolescents. Many others believe this solution is too quick and too easy to be true. Unqualified personnel are over prescribing selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (antidepressants) to children and adolescen ...
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Literary Utopian Societies - 1,672 words
The vision of one century is often the reality of the next (Nelson 108). Throughout time, great minds have constructed their own visions of utopia. Through the study of utopias, one finds that these perfect societies have many flaws. For example, most utopias tend to have an authoritarian nature (Manuel 3). Also, another obvious imperfection found in the majority of utopias is that of a faulty social class system (Thomas 94). But one must realized that the flaws found in utopian societies serve a specific purpose. These faults are used to indicate problems in contemporary society (Eurich 5, Targowski 1). Over the years, utopian societies have been beneficial in setting improved standards for ...
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Comparison Of 1984 And Brave New World - 850 words
A Brave New World is a story about Bernard Marx, who rejects his society because he finds that he is not satisfied with living a controlled life. 1984 is a story about Winston who finds forbidden love within the restrictions of his society. These books are both in the same genre, so they can be easily compared and contrasted. The main similarities in the two pieces are the topics of the novels, the endings of the books, the nature of the characters, the way history is handled, and the role of science. There are many important differences between the two novels. They are the way the societies perceive sex, the way the books are written, the role of hypocrisy in the societies, the role of drug ...
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Brave New World Notes - 1,579 words
Some drugs dull, stupefy and sedate. Others sharpen, animate and intensify. After taking soma, one can apparently drift pleasantly off to sleep. Bernard Marx, for instance, takes four tablets of soma to pass away a long plane journey to the Reservation in New Mexico. When they arrive at the Reservation, Bernard's companion, Lenina, swallows half a gramme of soma when she begins to tire of the Warden's lecture, "with the result that she could now sit, serenely not listening, thinking of nothing at all". Such a response suggests the user's sensibilities are numbed rather than heightened. In BNW, people resort to soma when they feel depressed, angry or have intrusive negative thoughts. They tak ...
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Brave New World - 814 words
In all civilizations there are elements which undergo changes over long periods of time as well as innovation. In Brave New World by Alduous Huxley, one sees a satirical view of the human race six hundred years A.F. (after Ford). Using three main characters, Lenina, Bernard, and John the author ridicules the modern day attitudes toward death, relationships between the sexes, and child rearing. Through this sci-fi satire one can see the true effects of a utopia and all the human race would have to give up in order to have no feelings and no problems. A utopia may appear to be an ideal place to live, however, the things one would have to give up to achieve utopia are far more valuable than the ...
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Cloning In America Today - 1,064 words
During the past few centuries, technology has reached a new level. With breakthroughs from the invention of electricity to the development of the Internet, these advances have made a huge impact on society. Every day brings the question of what will come next, and what technologies will further enhance the world. Science fiction novels and movies are essentially based on the wonder of future technologies. One of the biggest issues in the development of technology is cloning. The word clone is used in many different contexts in biological research but in its most simple and strict sense, it refers to a precise genetic copy of a molecule, cell, plant, animal, or human being.1 Human cloning has ...
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Economic And Financial Developments In 2001 - 5,097 words
... demand was boosted further by strong global economic activity and by rebuild-ing of oil stocks. In late June, despite an announcement by OPEC that it would boost pro-duction, the WTI spot price reached a new high of almost $35 per barrel, but by early July the price had settled back to about $30 per barrel. Capital flows in the first quarter of 2000 continued to reflect the relatively strong per-formance of the U.S. economy and transactions associated with global corporate mergers. Foreign private purchases of U.S. securities remained brisk--well above the record pace set last year. In addition, the mix of U.S. securities purchased by foreigners in the first quarter showed a continuation ...
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Fahrenhiet 451 - 701 words
One such author, Ray Bradbury, utilized this concept in his work, Fahrenheit 451, a futuristic look of a man and his role in society. Bradbury utilizes the luxuries of life in America today, in addition to various occupations and technological advances, to show what life could be like if the future takes a drastic turn for the worse. He turns man's best friend, the dog, against man, changes the role of public servants and changes the value of a person. In Fahrenheit 451 Guy Montag, the main character, is able to see through the government and the official policies of his society. He does so by gradually beginning to question certain aspect of society which most simply accept as fact. Montag' ...
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Bnw - 644 words
Thesis: Man's need for answers to questions that cannot be solved known applications of science and technology has resulted in the belief in religion. Elimination of stress Addiction to soma 1. Rioting addicts 2. Religious fanatics II Characteristics Explaining unknown Sanctioning conduct Delegating decisions The Basis of Religion In the novel "Brave New World" civilized society lives in a world of technology. Major changes have occurred during the future; Utopia now revolves a religion of drugs and sex. God and the cross have been replaced by Ford and the symbol T, the founder of the age of machines. Instead of Sunday church, members now attend solidarity services where morals and tradition ...
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Hinduism - 2,301 words
... Bali out of the entire universe); the man-lion (Narasimha, who disemboweled the demon Hiranyakashipu); the Buddha (who became incarnate in order to teach a false doctrine to the pious demons); Rama-with-an-Axe (Parashurama, who beheaded his unchaste mother and destroyed the entire class of Kshatriyas to avenge his father); and Kalki (the rider on the white horse, who will come to destroy the universe at the end of the age of Kali). Most popular by far are Rama (hero of the Ramayana) and Krishna (hero of the Mahabharata and the Bhagavata-Purana), both of whom are said to be avatars of Vishnu, although they were originally human heroes. Along with these two great male gods, several goddes ...
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Migration Towards The Brave New World - 1,546 words
Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in England, human society has had to struggle to adapt to new technology. There is a shift from traditional society to a modern one. Within the last ten years we have seen tremendous advances in science and technology, and we are becoming more and more socially dependent on it. In the Brave New World, Huxley states that we are moving in the direction of Utopia much more rapidly than anyone had ever anticipated. Its goal is achieving happiness by giving up science, art, religion and other things we cherish in our world. It is an inhumane society controlled by technology where human beings are produced on assembly line. His prophetic elements of ...
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Ethics In Frankenstein And Brave New World - 1,738 words
Ethics in "Frankenstein" and "Brave New World" For most of human history, the ethical considerations of scientific inquiry would have been a moot point. Outside of the Bible and mythology, there was no thought of creating life from inert matter because scientists would not have felt it was possible to do so. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, however, in the wake of landmark discoveries in the fields of chemistry, biology, and genetics, the possibility of scientific tampering with the human body and mind broached the ethical question of whether or not humankind would actually benefit, in the long run, from such a move. This dilemma is explored in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Aldou ...
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Brave New World - 672 words
Aldous Huxley's Brave New World presents a portrait of a society which is apparently a perfect world. At first inspection, it seems perfect in many ways: it is care free, problem free and depression free. All aspects of the population are controlled: both as to number, social class, and mental ability. Even history is controlled and re-written to meet the needs of the party. Solidity must be maintained at all costs. In the new world which Huxley creates, if there were even a hint of anger, the wonder drug Soma is prescribed to remedy the problem. A colleague, noticing your depression, would chime in with the chant, "A gram is better then a damn." This slogan was taught to everyone, from the ...
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The Cost Of Stability In Brave New World Freedom - 1,951 words
... shows that a government-controlled society often places restraints upon its citizens, which results in a loss of social and mental freedom. These methods of limiting human behaviour are carried out by the conditioning of the citizens, the categorical division of society, and the censorship of art and religion. Conditioning the citizens to like what they have and reject what they do not have is an authoritative governments ideal way of maximizing efficiency. The citizens will consume what they are told to, there will be no brawls or disagreements and the state will retain high profits from the earnings. People can be conditioned chemically and physically prior to birth and psychologically ...
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Brave New World By Alduos Huxley - 600 words
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a book full of meaning and purpose. Even though it was written in 1932 and wasnt completely accepted at the time, today people accept it as a work of written genius. The book starts off as telling of mans destiny in the future. It is so far into the future that it isnt even on the time scale of BC or AD, it is AF. There are no parents, no relatives, and no family history. Children are test tube babies in which they are grown and born in a building and live there and learn until they are old enough to leave and live their own lives. The babies are categorized as Alphas, Betas, Gammas, Deltas and Epsilons. Alphas and Betas are high class while Gammas Deltas ...
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N Fiction - 4,507 words
... a word like 'bad'? 'Ungood' will do just as well... Or again, if you want a stronger version of 'good', what sense is there in having a whole string of vague useless words like 'excellent' and 'splendid' and all the rest of them? 'Plusgood' covers the meaning or doubleplusgood if you want something stronger still.... In the end the whole notion of goodness and badness will be covered by only six words; in reality, only one word (Orwell 45-46). In essence, one of the main goals of Newspeak is to allow citizens to express entire concepts, such as the difference between good and bad, with only one word and its variations. In this society, the Thought Police are used to censor the thoughts ...
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Alexithymic Parenting: Five Problems - 2,134 words
... essions of affect are, however, fixated at a childhood level and are therefore relatively undifferentiated, so that they are not readily available for thought about oneself. [Theaters of the Mind] Graeme Taylor provides a example of this behaviour in Disorders of Affect Regulation: During the early months of therapy it became evident that James struggled with a great deal of anger and rage, but usually he was unaware of such feelings until he lost control. On one occasion, he impulsively punched his fist through a wall. Exploration of this event revealed that he had been bothered a few hours earlier by pressure from a salesperson but had failed to identify his feelings; nor had he linked ...
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