Soma And The Victory Gin In George Orwell's 1984

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Furthermore, Kowalska (1987) states, “Soma allows anyone to get away for a while from reality and return to it without any rebellion. Also it provides the much-needed illusion that there is no greater vexation that everything is as it should be” (p. 71). In the essay of Peter Bowering (2004) he mentions that, “After exogenesis and conditioning, soma was the most powerful instrument of authority in the hands of the Controllers of the World State” (p. 70). The government was taking care of the delivery of soma along with the careful determination of the maximum drugs for all citizens in the world state. Mustapha Mond who is one of the ten controllers in the world state referring to soma by saying that: There 's always soma to calm your anger, to reconcile you to your enemies, to make you patient and long-suffering. In the past you could only accomplish these things by making a great effort and after years of hard moral training. Now, you swallow two or three half-gramme tablets, and there you are. Anybody can be virtuous now. You can carry at least half your morality about in a bottle. Christianity without tears-that 's what soma is. (p. 238) In the other hand, George Orwell’s 1984 emphasize the important role of the Victory Gin in the major character in the novel who is Winston. He was taking the victory gin in order to take him away from his real life at that time and to escape from the .As we see in the novel the first description of victory gin in Nineteen Eighty Four is

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