The civilized society as a whole ingested drugs to help them forget about human experiences. Soma was comparable to a type of food they would intake on a daily basis. John was against the drug considering the fact that it did not give the person the ability to overcome emotions, also that it made his mother into a drug dependent drone. Actual food was rarely mentioned in the book besides a...
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...o far ahead of its time.” (Brave New World 265). With the abstract utopia, the reader could scoff at the practices of the “future” while the characters scoffed at the practices of the present or their past. The addition of social criticism made the story feel more real even though it was set in the future since the reader could associate the criticisms from their own time. A variety of social justice topics were discussed in the book such as what was right and wrong. Other specific instances included the different classes and how they perceived one another; they were all conditioned to hate the classes below them except if they were Epsilon then they were conditioned to be content with their status. Also how women were still sexually objectified was showcased but, unlike today’s standards, the women did not mind it as it was the norm and men were objectified as well.
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