Motif In Soma

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One motif I found interesting throughout the novel was the replacement of truth, and true human experience, with “happiness” and government created cultures.

Examples that illustrate this idea from the text

Soma is one of the biggest examples of this idea. Soma is a drug-like substance users take to experience hallucinations of happiness. In the novel Soma is used during times of worship, or even to replace times of sadness, grief, or any feelings other then happiness.
A second example of this may be found in the manner the government creates society to be. Each individual is brought up from birth to be a part of a caste, each caste performs different roles in community. Along with different roles comes different morals, likes and dislikes,
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