Embodiment Of Language In Dystopian Literature

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Sung-hune, Kang Eleanor Surridge English 11 HL 30 November 2015 Embodiment of language in dystopia Dystopian novels presents to the readers of an unpleasant society, in which is often convinced to be utopian and authors take in consideration of many factors to construct a dystopian novel. Most often, the authors of future dystopian novels exert themselves to using factors such as satire in which, draws the readers to think about their society in contrast to the novel. In presenting such satirical aspect, language becomes a key factor that emphasizes what the author may illustrate. In the future dystopian novel ‘1984’ by George Orwell and ‘Oryx and Crake’ by Margaret Atwood makes significant use of such language and their role, presenting the satirical aspects of a dystopian novel. The two dystopian novels ‘1984’ and ‘Oryx and Crake’ illustrates relevant factors of language employed in our society, purposed to manipulate the population as a satirical aspect. The protagonist of the novel ‘1984’ Winston, is a employee at the ‘ministry of truth’ and carries a task, to rewrite historical documents. As the novel presents the party’s will, maintaining power and control over the people, Winston’s task the manipulation of truth suggests a satirical aspect, for the party is able to proceed their will, concealing the truth through the power of language Orwell displays. Jimmy, the protagonist of ‘Oryx and Crake’, works as an ad writer, for the beauty company ‘Anooyoo’. Comparable to
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