Sophie Hannah February 27, 2017 Period 2 Synthesis Question: Political Language Language is the basis of all human communication. We act as a result of processing information, which we can only do by using language. The language we hear and use in our everyday lives influences us and helps to shape each of our opinions. If the language we hear and read is corrupt and misleading, it will corrupt and mislead our thought processes.Language with good intent should be supported, but any language whose intent is to hide the truth and confuse people should be minimized or controlled. Language is used in many different ways in today’s world, with two examples being PC and political language.
Orwell opposed Hitler and Stalin although, ironically, he looked like Hitler. His book 1984 is the story of Winston, a low-ranking Party Member, and his adventures to overthrow the Party. The citizens of Oceania are constantly monitored and must obey the government and Big Brother. It is a totalitarian state that is feared among the readers although, if one would closely examine the story, it is not that different from today 's world in some countries. Like some governments today, the Party restricts the citizens of Oceania by observing their demeanor through telescreens, employing doublethink to control the past, and resorting to the Thought Police to monitor Thought Crime.
Imagine a world left without thought, creativity, and a brainwashed society that can no longer think for themselves. This kind of misshapen society becomes formed in the novels Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and 1984 by George Orwell. In Fahrenheit 451, a fireman named Guy Montag tries to turn a society run by technology towards books and the ability to think the unimaginable. In 1984, a man named Winston Smith goes against the controlling government that controls the society into making everyone live a blatant life and vaporized anyone with the slightest hint of rebellion. The novels portray the idea that the overpowerment of something can create a blatant world that everybody conforms to, but Bradbury uses the controlling ability of technology and Orwell uses the government.
Many readers will easily recognize the expression "Big Brother Is Watching You." It is a reference from Orwell 's novel 1984 in which the country of Oceania tries their best to destroy the past and remake the future. Oceania tries many things to keep their people quiet and repressed so they cannot question the government 's authority. One example of how the government represses their people can be explained by the slogan Ignorance is Strength. "Ignorance is Strength" has played a significant role is George Orwell 's 1984.
Ervin Colston Mrs. Ermanni English P1 6 May 2016 1984: The Different Forms of Betrayal In 1984, by George Orwell, Orwell explores the different forms that betrayal can take in order to augment the disposition of loneliness and isolation. Betrayal is one of the recurring themes that is portrayed throughout the novel. Betrayal is common in Oceanian society. Betrayal often happens in 1984 through the government manipulating the characters of the story. Betrayal also occurs against Oceania through the acts and thoughts of the Julia and Winston.
This government restriction is an example of the dystopian theme of censorship, the controlling of information to the people, which allows the government to have absolute power over the citizens. Also, the society processes available information at an accelerated rate, due to the ever changing trend and need to stay up to date, not allowing individuals to reflect on their current decisions before they move onto the next. Finally, due to the limitations from these two factors, people may not utilize necessary information to draw accurate conclusions about the natural world. To prohibit informational
In ‘1984’ and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, the destruction of the individual is due to a combination of the destruction of independence, language and totalitarian monopolistic control. Complete collectivism, despite separate political beliefs, is presented throughout dictatorial societal jurisdiction as being the predominant way to maintain eternal power. The regimes seek to control individuals and therefore engage in continuing reconnaissance or surveillance of the populace. The mind is the most individual source of power to any person and totalitarianism aims to create complete orthodoxy by controlling and manipulating the mind. Both Orwell in ‘Nineteen Eighty Four’ and Atwood in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ are examples of how dystopian literature presents
1984 is a commentary on our society today Propaganda is defined as ideas or statements that are often false or exaggerated and that are spread in order to help a cause. In history, this is often used in an effective tool to spread the message of hate. Even today, the world is starting to view the rise of a politician that knows how to use propaganda effectively to build a following. In the novel 1984, the population is forced to watch a video of the opposition and express their hatred for “Two Minutes Hate”. As shown in the past during WWII and even in the US election this year, propaganda and hatred is often used unify a group of people.
“It’s a beautiful thing the destruction of words” Syme firmly declares(Orwell 1). The Party seeks to narrow the range of thought leading to a decrease in thoughtcrime. Syme is dedicated to the Party and specializes in language, so he is a firm believer in getting rid of Oldspeak. In George Orwell's 1984, Syme utilizes dismissive diction and logos to convince Winston of the beauty in destroying a language. Within the passage of 1984, Orwell utilizes dismissive diction.
In 1949, a man predicted the domination of citizens by the totalitarian government and their custom of technologies to dictate the society. His name is George Orwell, a well-known British author, who wrote one of the most famous dystopian novels, 1984. The novel 1984 illustrates the totalitarian society and the life of Winston Smith, who works at the Ministry of truth and his humiliation by the party of the country, Oceania. George Orwell’s exaggeration and mockery of the totalitarian governments in the novel 1984 is now turning out to be one of the nightmare come true in our modern society. What is it like to live under the control of totalitarian government?