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  • Newspeak And Doublethink Analysis

    English Assignment - Discuss the ideas of Newspeak and doublethink. How important are these concepts for the Party’s control of Oceania? - Please start your essay with a brief introduction of the author. In this assignment, I am going to discuss and reflect on the ideas of Newspeak and doublethink in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, written by George Orwell. I will look at how important these concepts are for the Party, and how they help the Party of Oceania to control both the proles and party members. First, I will start by examining both terms, explain them, then demonstrate how they are used in the text, followed by an explanation of why they are important for the party. The first term, Newspeak. In Orwell's appendix, Newspeak is a language to meet the ideological requirements of Ingsoc (English Socialism). The fictional totalitarian state of Oceania ruled by "The party" has made a completely new and controlled language. This new language has a limited vocabulary, restricted grammar, a verbal design meant to limit the freedom of thought. "If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought"(para. 16) is written in Orwell's book, this is the very concept behind the whole invention of a new language. The party wants a language where it's not possible to think…

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  • The Power Of Language In 1984 By George Orwell

    “Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity.” Author George Orwell understood this concept well, and explored it in his novel, 1984. In 1984, Orwell warns how the government can use language to control the knowledge and views of its citizens through the fictional Newspeak and the Party’s manipulation of truth. Orwell asserts that language alone has the power to eliminate both the creation and expression of any rebellious thoughts and, therefore, to create a perfectly…

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  • George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

    1984 by George Orwell is fictional story of a society under totalitarian regime, which the Inner Party controls communication, personal beliefs, and individual loyalty to the government in order to have stability. However, contemporary society is much more democratic because the individual determines all communication, personal beliefs, and the people’s loyalty to the government. The Inner Party controls several aspects of the people's lives. Communication is controlled for the benefit of…

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  • The Destruction Of Freedom In George Orwell's 1984

    What if one were to tell state that two plus two equals five or that war is peace? One would probably say that the speaker is wrong or completely crazy. This is the case in the world of George Orwell’s novel, 1984, here these statements are the complete truth. In 1984, Orwell presents his readers with a dystopian world that is under the tyrannical control of Big Brother and the Inner Party. The Party brainwashes the citizens of this society by completely changing the history of the world to show…

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  • George Orwell 1984 Language Analysis

    dictionary. Many may not realize the effects of such terms that have been introduced to the English language. George Orwell, an English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic, predicts his vision of what the future would become in his novel 1984. The novel tells a powerful vision that the future would be controlled by the government from what we wear to how we speak and think. Orwell also introduces the idea of Newspeak. It’s stated in the novel that “... Newspeak is to narrow the range of…

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  • Individuality And Freedom Of Speech In George Orwell's 1984

    This concept is used by the Inner party and specifically the Thought Police and their writing of the Newspeak. The Newspeak is an edited version of communication that is forced upon the people in order to restrict their personal beliefs. The Inner party tell the Proles that controlling their communication is for the benefit of Oceania and that by doing so it can keep the citizens safe. While working, Syme and Winston discuss Newspeak and Syme reveals that he actually supports it, saying, “It’s a…

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  • How Does He Who Controls The Future In George Orwell's 1984

    only reason is because the time period of the book is laid out in the future. Winston Smith, the main protagonist is a low class member of the ruling Party in London, in the nation of Oceania. Everywhere Winston goes, work, his own home included, the Party watches him through telescreens. Everywhere he glances he sees the powerful face of the Party, a figure known as Big Brother. Big Brother is either the enigmatic dictator or symbolism for the abuse of government power, however the reader…

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  • Examples Of Political Correctness In George Orwell's '1984'

    Could our language become completely controlled by the government? In 1984, George Orwell wrote about a world in the future where speech was greatly restricted; he called this language “Newspeak”, and it is very similar to the political correctness that is noticeable in America today. It was a language that was created by the totalitarian state, and it was used to limit free thought and any concepts in which the government felt threatened. Political Correctness is the avoidance of the…

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  • Figurative Language In War Is Peace By George Orwell

    in every single household. This gives the impression that their leaders always have eyes on them and that they are "watching you". A manipulative and controlling government In North Korea the government picks what the citizens get to watch, read, they alter the news to their liking, much like Big Brother and the party in 1984. Both North Korea and Big Brother are scared of their people thinking for themselves so they enslave their citizens to their own ideals, making sure that the citizens can…

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  • Alienation In George Orwell's 1984

    alienation of Winston Smith in 1984 reveals society’s attention towards blind adherence and lack of emotion that the Party uses to maintain its current class system. An important skill that Winston believes is required in order to survive under the Party is ignorance. Winston’s perceptiveness allows him to predict who amongst his coworkers was likely to be vaporized, and who would survive. In one encounter, Winstons talks to Syme, a specialist working in the Research Department who is…

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