1984 Power Of Speech

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Like Weapons Training, 1984 has similarly explored the power of speech with a paradox and oxymoron in a slogan, ‘WAR IS PEACE. FREEDOM IS SLAVER. IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH’, that has been capitalised and appears as a motif consistently throughout the text. The government uses this as their principles because their knowledge knows that it will successfully maintaining peace within their country, especially avoiding rebellious acts like Winston. Orwell exemplifies another essential motif in the text that creates a menace atmosphere, ‘BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU’ once again, has been capitalised written on the poster’s monitors, a repetition that forms psychological manipulation on its people. It is seen as ironic that ‘Big Brother’, the name could
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