The Sense Of Language In George Orwell's Modern English Language

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Language is a very important thing when we talk about one’s personality, about a country, about patriotism, about uniqueness and also about politics as it is exactly the thing that determines changes or new visions about the world that sorrounds us. It can be a way of expression, but it can also be a way of manipulating, if we talk about politics. As we talk about English language, we have to state that during the time it has suffered a lot of changes specific to each period. Modern English knows little about clarity, but knows much about long sentences with a lot of „intelligent” and „original” words, so that in the end, the writer or the speaker sounds very smart but without really telling the reader or the listener something. Orwell’s essay is a perfect work that combines this kind of language with politics. …show more content…
And this generates a lot of bad changes in language. Modern English is full of “bad habits” that engender a mind that can’t think clearly and, in fact, a written work that can’t be read and understood. It happens especially when we talk about written English. Trying to find some texts to demonstrate the deterioration of English language means understanding that these deteriorations constist of “staleness of imagery” and “lack of precision”. This is explained by the fact that even if the writers want to say something, maybe deeper and more meaningful than any other things that have been said before, they just don’t care if they are or aren’t understood or they are just indifferent if their words mean anything or not. And here comes that important quote from the essay: “This mixture of vagueness and sheer incompetence is the most marked characterstic of modern English prose, and especially

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