Similarities Between 1984 And Catcher In The Rye

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The unique voice of an author impacts the novel. It impacts the novel by portraying certain things differently than all other books. Often, voice is used to control the theme by using techniques distinctively to themselves. The voice present in George Orwell's, 1984 and J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye directly impacts how theme is portrayed through uses of tone, diction, and point of view. To start, the voice technique tone influences the theme of 1984 and The Catcher in the Rye. The serious, adult-like tone of George Orwell's 1984 reinforces the real possibility that the theme of the government is always watching you. The book is very serious by itself. There are no laughing parts, no moment of pure joy, just a serious fear of being …show more content…

In 1984,George Orwell uses diction to emphasis certain ideas and make them appear scary by using capital letters. Capital letters are used to emphasis ideas and add to the demeanor of the city, "BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption said, while the dark eyes looked deep into Winston’s own" (4). Emphasis is given on the big brother. The capital letters strike fear into the people's hearts. The capital letters help the theme proclaim its message. Secondly, J.D. Salinger makes up words that creates the theme of loneliness. By making up words, Holden is able to hide from society because no one can understand him. He is isolated because no one can understand him, "I even put the earlaps down. I wished I knew who'd swiped my gloves at Pencey, because my hands were freezing" (48). He means to say ear flaps. He says ear laps and people become confused and unable to understand what he truly means. 1984 uses giant, capitalized letters in text on certain phrases. J. D. Salinger's diction is more subtle as he makes up new words. The two different dictions both create a theme, however one uses typing while the other uses the characters creativity. In conclusion, diction is used in Catcher and the Rye and 1984 to claim the

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