Comparing Sleeper And Brave New World

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Brave New World, a book by Aldous Huxley, and Sleeper, a movie directed by Woody Allen, are both set in the future with governments that rely on drugs to keep its citizens sedated. The majority of citizens in both societies believe that taking “a gramme” of drugs is simpler than giving “a damn” about their day-to-day problems (125). In Brave New World this is seen with the soma rations that everyone is given every day to help them calm down in stressful situations, for example when Lenina wanted her soma when she and Bernard were visiting the Reservation and she started freaking out. The use of drugs is also seen in Sleeper with the orb which calmed everyone down at Diane Keaton’s character Luna’s party at the beginning of the movie, and also

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