Newspeak Language In Nineteen Eighty-Four, By George Orwell

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Thesis: In the novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, “Newspeak” and various other principles, are implemented by the Party in order to manipulate and diminish the people’s thoughts, so as to fulfill its own political agendas. The Party is able to diminish the people’s thoughts, as the Newspeak language only comprises of words that are relevant to particular concepts and subject areas that the Part approves of. Additionally these have been given only “one rigid definition” [Pg 53, Part I, Section V]. As a result, the people have very little capacity to rebel against the Party with regards to other concepts and subject areas, as they do not have the relevant words which allow them to think rationally and to articulate themselves clearly to others. Additionally, the Party is able to manipulate the way in which the people conceive reality, by making use of principles such as “doublethink” and “duckspeak”. With all these methods, the Party is able to control and make the people submissive to itself, thus allowing it to maintain its rule and authority. Essay In George Orwell’s novel, “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, the Party implements a restrictive language known as “Newspeak”, in order to manipulate and diminish the personal thoughts of the people. In so doing, the Party is able to achieve its most important political agenda- to maintain its power and rule over Oceania. In this essay, we shall analyze the different ways in which the Party makes use of “Newspeak” as a mechanism of control.
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