Effects Of Language In Fahrenheit 451

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The Effects of Language on Expression of Emotion In both 1984 by George Orwell and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the societies are depriving themselves of language. Fahrenheit 451 presents us with the horror of a society choosing to discard all that elicits deeper, meaningful thoughts. Combined with the nightmare portrayed in 1984 of a world systematically destroying their own tools to communicate with others, I decided to look into what effects language has on the expression of emotion in our society today. Language consistently conveys critical messages which are necessary to move forward. Not strictly verbal and possessing infinitely more than simple words, language can not be easily defined. Which forms language takes, the personal and …show more content…
These people do not feel comfortable sharing their true feelings due to how they fear society will view them. In the words of a marriage therapist, “Men may convert stereotypically feminine feelings … into feelings like anger or pride” (Markway). Certain individuals, stereotyping men here, choose to conceal their true emotions in favor of another which they deem acceptable for society. They believe that their emotions will scare others or that others won’t be able to handle the emotions (Markway). These people allow the pressures of complying to social norms to dictate their thoughts. Intentionally changing communication to conform to social pressure cuts the individual out of the truth of airing …show more content…
Even the four year-olds know roughly 5,000 words in their native language (R.L.G.). All of these words come together to create thoughts, ideas, and dreams, yet the way they collaborate baffles. People wonder why dictionaries do not contain every word; they wonder about which words are used most often. Or perhaps they wonder about whether emotions are universal. I DO NOT LIKE THIS
Universal Emotions
Even in a person’s native language, expressions hold the possibility to be misinterpreted hundreds of different ways. The interesting thing about expressions is that some can be read correctly around the globe. With all of those ways to see an expression, people around the world will recognize certain emotions. Originally, happiness, sadness, disgust, fear, anger, and surprise were classified as universal emotions. Recently, Yale and University of California at Berkeley psychologist Daniel Cordaro suggested additional universal emotions. Cordaro and his team discovered that participants matched 30 emotions correctly. To check their theory, they visited a remote Bhutan village which had never been in contact with the rest of the world and tested them. They received similar results (Ghose). The relevance of this study is in showing how interconnected the world is despite diverse cultures, languages, environments, and social norms. Furthermore, it displays the importance of emotional

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