War Is Peace By George Orwell Language Analysis

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Written in his famously acclaimed 1984, George Orwell quotes the famous slogan of the English Socialist Party of Oceania, “War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is strength.” The three string of phrases is what one would call contradictory phrases. They are polar opposites; They are complete one-hundred-eighty degree turns. How can the beginning words be so similar to the final words of the phrase? This is what Oceania (AKA Big Brother) is doing to its citizens. Even the children are evolving and are manipulated. The children are turning in their own parents for “thoughtcrime”, an action in which one thinks of ideas against the government which changes into actions against the government. Big Brother is manipulating others with language:
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Even though language sometimes may be overcome by physical concerns, language is strong with power because it is rife with contradiction and misleading, it can create understanding, and it can control the …show more content…
The entire ground of the government lies on contradiction. Ministry of Truth is feeding their citizens with lies about their country to make the country look better than it seems. Ministry of Peace does not make peace for the safety of the citizens, but makes war with Eurasia for the benefit of Oceania and fools the citizens that “War is Peace”. Ministry of Love gives no mercy or love to anyone who opposes the government and completely brainwashes or vaporizes individuals. And finally the Ministry of Plenty does not provide the best materials for the citizens who reside in Eurasia. It isn’t just the government who use this tactic, but the people who silence the people who wish to join Goldstein and the Brotherhood (Little is known if the Brotherhood actually exists but the government blames all problems on the Brotherhood spies and uses the Brotherhood to snipe poor individuals who have the wish of joining them). O’Brien tricks Winston throughout the entire book, giving Winston a glimmer of hope that other people have Winston’s thoughts against Big Brother. “‘I told you’, said O’Brien ‘That if we meet again, it would be here.’” (Orwell 244) In

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