Over-medication has become one of the fastest growing problems throughout the modern society. The vast increase in the use of recreational and pharmaceutical drugs have been a result of the increased control by government and large industries. Brave New World is a dystopian novel, which explores the concept of the use of drugs and how the totalitarian government seized control of its people. Citizens in the novel use the drug, soma, in such large quantities as a way to escape the harsh realities of their everyday life. The obsession with drug use has greatly increased, in today’s modern world, as it allows for an easy solution to any situation.
Trevor Hudson Mr. Donnenwirth British literature 12 December 2014 Drug Use Drug use is something very serious in today’s world. Prescription and illegal drugs are being abused everywhere around us, and one could even say they’re being abused in Brave New World. The people in the new world state do not use as much, but do use a drug. This drug, known as “soma,” is suppose to help you always feel happiness whenever you are depressed, despondent, or just not feeling well; much like people do in our world today. In the world today people use illegal and prescription drugs regularly day in and day out.
Just like the people in Brave New World have soma, a drug that lets them forget about any worries that might arise, we have the internet, cell phones, reality TV, video games, and alcohol. After a stressful day, we make use of all these things without realizing their power over
This is the best way to compare the dystopian society to the modern society because in the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the book talks about the government burning books because they think the books are going to hurt other people, while the modern society thinks that books help people and educate others. In the short film 2081 by Chandler Tuttle, When people are all exactly equal as each other and have no advantages unlike the modern we are happy how we are and we don’t care if someone is more intelligent. And the final book Dark Life by Kat Falls, People with special abilities are told and controlled where to go, But in this society the government bring people were they are told because of a crime. The three main topics were book burning, equality, and government bringing people somewhere for no reason or crime. In the dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and modern day society, books exist yet they are treated differently.
When authors create a dystopian society, they often try to predict the future and maybe even include a few similarities that relate to present day society. Ray Bradbury created a life in the future similar to today but without the pleasure of having books. Kurt Vonnegut created a world where everyone is equal to no restraint. Finally, Veronica Roth shined light on a future where people must choose their own path where they will be stuck forever. Technology in Fahrenheit 451, government in “2081”, and equality in the novel Four, are all examples of dystopian life the varies from modern day society.
A dystopian society is an unideal society that is unable to support the wishes of its people. Within a society, many factors can determine whether or not a society will become an ideal or dystopian place. In the novel Fahrenheit 451, the main character Montag is a fireman that lives in a dystopian society. There are many underlying themes and messages about the society of Fahrenheit 451 that can be connected to our own society. This novel that is beyond its time can reveal many features of our own society to give us more awareness and insight into our own world.
In order to make an attempt at fixing the American society, making it less materialistic, people must become and think correspondingly of a minimalist. The American society is a materialistic system, causing self-destruction, depression, and health problems. Materialism means placing a higher value on objects. This has usually considered objects, which has more value than experiences, personal relationships and beliefs. In American society, people have been trained to think that; they are “required” to have more material things in order to be happy.
Though the technologies and entertainment sources of a dystopian society and modern American society appear different, there impact on the human experience and the individual’s struggle within society remains the same. In the novels Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and Matched by Allie Condie the governments have become corrupted and changed the way
“Indeed, there was a high consumption of drugs during this time” (https://peaceloveandbeyond.weebly.com/drugs- culture.html ) . Drug use was obviously very popular but wasn't accepted by all.when dealing with a person who abuses drugs, the substances will have obvious effects on the relationships of others. “They are just drinking and taking drugs in a way which upsets others.” (www.drugs.ie/drugs_info/for_parents carers/effectson_the_family/) . Drugs have different effects on everyone around you. Raoul duke in this case had seen a lot of self conflicts while taking drugs during the story.
Some of them spend most of their time on the streets and so they get involved in the everyday use of drugs. However growing up in these conditions also give reason to the poor to engage in drug trafficking. Most times the parents of the children in these communities can’t afford to send them to school so they