Essays Tagged: "Soma"

The Use Of Distortion in brave "New World" by Aldous Huxley

out Lenina in the locker room, he becomes upset. Leaving the building, everyone hepasses recommends soma for his bad mood. Huxley shows the reader that drug use isbecoming more and more an acceptable ...

(3 pages) 67 0 4.3 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Brave new World, by Huxley. Portrays a society which is superficially a perfect world

t all costs.In the new world which Huxley creates, if there is even a hint of anger, thewonder drug Soma is prescribed to remedy the problem. A colleague,noticing your depression, would chime in with ... oblem. A colleague,noticing your depression, would chime in with the chant, 'one cubiccentimetre of soma cures ten gloomy.' This slogan is taught to everyone,from the youngest to the oldest. Unhappine ...

(2 pages) 196 1 3.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Rebirth in the Odyssey Poem: The Odyssey - Homer Summary: This essay deals with Odysseus' figurative rebirths from Kalypso's island, and as he tells his story to the Phaikians.

In most cultures, death signifies the utter separation of the psyche and soma; it is entirely sacred and irreversible. Most societies see defiance of death's essential eleme ...

(4 pages) 82 0 3.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Brave New World: A society of Addicts This essay compares and contrasts our societies views on drugs, to those of the society in Adolus Huxley's novel, Brave New World.

In Brave New World, there is only one drug left, Soma. Soma is distributed freely for the suppression of unpleasant emotions. Today's drugs are used ... emotions. Today's drugs are used for the same reason, but they have more adverse side affects than Soma.The book quotes 'a gramme is better than a damn,' referring to a hipnopaedic lesson that teache ... gramme is better than a damn,' referring to a hipnopaedic lesson that teaches all of society to use Soma if they are ever in a situation that presented unpleasant emotions. They are led to believe tha ...

(2 pages) 104 1 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

"Brave New World" Aldous Huxley.

abuse is a growing problem in today's world, while in Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, the use of soma is encouraged and is distributed by the government as a tool for control. Drug abuse causes soc ... come erratic and forget about their social upbringing when faced with the situation of John tossing soma out the window (219). Their psychological dependence of the drug causes them to act out to obta ...

(3 pages) 38 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

How neurones communicate with each other.

Physiology of Behaviour' - Neil R. Carlson - the neurone is comprised of four main structures; the soma, the dendrites, the axon and the terminal buttons. The soma (cell body) contains the nucleus, ...

(10 pages) 148 1 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

"The Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley.

s in Sciences. Reproduction, genetic engineering, conditioning, and a perfect pleasure drug called "Soma", are the cornerstones of the new society. The advancements portrayed in the Brave New World ar ...

(2 pages) 39 1 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Aldous Huxley's "Brave new world", chapter 15, pages 208-209

ital for the Dying after his mother dies, John encounters a crowd of Deltas waiting for their daily soma ration. John has been brought to the World State by Bernard from Malpais, a 'savage reservation ... hink only what their conditioning lets them think, and they feel only lust and the shallow euphoria soma can give them. Even their appearance is childlike; Huxley describes John as being "a full head" ...

(2 pages) 22 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley.

akes one happy temporary with no side effects; I would rather choose to live in the world I do now. Soma, a drug that relieves one of misery, is rather based on the drug we have called Viagra. It is s ... e in brave new world do not have to worry about money because they do not need to purchase anything.Soma would be a great drug to people in our society. A majority of the people would not mind to take ...

(4 pages) 72 0 4.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The socail control mechanisms used in Huxkey's Brave New World verses Orwells 1984.

h by their genetic coding; they are controlled by, their pursuit for pleasure, and by a drug called soma.The population in brave new world is mainly controlled by their pursuit for pleasure; this is c ... world is mainly controlled by their pursuit for pleasure; this is chiefly achieved by a drug called soma. Soma is a "euphoric, narcotic, a holiday from reality." Soma is a perfect pleasure drug. Event ...

(7 pages) 59 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Brave New World:Comparison between the world state and the savage reservation,and which one is more akin to our own.

or free will. When of if they ever feel their natural emotions building up, they take a drug called soma that takes that awareness away. They don't want to live any other way because they would never ...

(2 pages) 27235 0 3.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Brave New World journals

as grown up in a Utopian society where sadness is not allowed. Everyone (besides the savages) takes soma to not feel these emotions of sadness or anger. Despite this perfect world, there are some who ... urgency to be an individual and express his individuality through his emotions. He refuses to take soma because he wants to experience emotion at its finest. Throughout the novel, the author paints a ...

(3 pages) 36 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Cloning in "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley.

gineered, divided into castes, molded into machines through hypnopaedia, and controlled by the drug Soma. The new world appears to be a perfect utopia on the surface--there is no disease, no warfare, ... create several sets of identical twins, or clones. The second method is more complicated, utilizing somatic cell nuclear transfer technology. Basically, it consists of taking cells from an already exi ...

(6 pages) 41 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Short Summary - Brave New World

labor force comes from the lower three castes, known as Gammas, Deltas, and Epsilons. A drug called soma ensures that no one ever feels pain or remains unhappy, and it is rationed out to and used by m ... stic traits. The society became stabilized with the introduction of the caste system and the use of soma.Bernard Marx is introduced as a short, dark haired Alpha who is believed to have accidently rec ...

(7 pages) 38 1 3.4 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley: Creativity vs Technology. Promot: make a good case for distortion as distinct from literary realism and explain how it contributes to the effectiveness of the work

comes upset (45). Leaving the building, both the Assistant Predestinator and Henry Foster recommend soma for his bad mood. Their reaction shows that drug use is becoming an increasingly acceptable way ...

(3 pages) 34 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

NERVOUS SYSTEM

s glue to keep them in place.Neurons have a cell body, which like all cell bodies, is called a soma. Protruding from the soma are many nerve fibers. There are two kinds of nerve fibers, axons and ...

(8 pages) 221 3 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Brave New World

g abuse to escape reality, just like in the World State.Huxley in the shadows of Mond dictates that soma is without a doubt "Christianity with out tears." The drug as Huxley imagined "soma" is not pre ... ver you like, and come back without so much as a headache or a mythology." This not only applies to soma but to physiological conditioning, If you are engineered to take soma; you will do it subconsci ...

(2 pages) 20 1 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Overview of Brain - Psychology Notes

lar properties (12 general types in the neocortex). Each neuron has three distinct parts:cell body (soma) - can be the site of input, mainly inhibitorydendrites - input zoneaxon - output pathwayNeuron ... scles travel to the brain via the spinal cordalso sensory signals for touch, temperature, pain etc (somatosensory signals)cord consists largely of axons conducting information from sensory cells to th ...

(4 pages) 83 0 3.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

"Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley - In many ways, John's presence in the "Brave New World" is very antagonistic.

e, they are taught to dislike and to fear nature, and furthermore, are conditioned to take a drug - soma - when things are going badly, in order to keep them in a positive, happy and comfortable state ... ave New World is very antagonistic.The people conditioned in the Brave New World are taught to take soma during times of difficulty or pain. It numbs them and brings them away from reality in order th ...

(4 pages) 27 0 4.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley

d seventy five years ago is really extraordinary. Even the thought that there would be such a drug (soma) that would be able to bring us to complete peace with ourselves is unthinkable. These days how ... mpossible back then is very possible now. We have drugs and alcohol which is very similar to their 'soma'.Aldous Huxley prospects the idea of having a sex ridden society, in which sex is a normal thin ...

(2 pages) 30 0 4.3 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature