How To Write An Argumentative Essay On 1984 By George Orwell

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In George Orwell’s book, 1984, he places a great emphasis on the concept of Newspeak, which is, an altered form of the English language designed and controlled by the Party in order to suppress individualism. Newspeak diminishes the span of thoughts which leads to their memory being shortened. Orwell believed that a totalitarian regime and the corruption of language were connected. He focused especially on political language where you distorted events and concepts by calling them something else. You said things in such a way that you avoided producing an inner picture of them. In Orwell’s essay, Politics and the English Language, he stated that “If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thoughts.” (Paragraph 16). Orwell expresses

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