How Does Orwell Use Language In 1984

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The nature and importance of language and how the Party manipulates language. Why this is dangerous in 1984? One of Orwell’s most important themes in “1984” is that language can be used as a strong tool in manipulating and controlling people. This essay will be examining “the nature and importance of language and how the Party manipulates language” to protect their power and to control the people of Oceania and why this is so dangerous. Particularly, language is used to control people's minds, manipulating information provided to public and altering history therefore it would not contradict with the ideas of the Party and Big Brother. The manipulation of language allows the Government of Oceania to keep their power and ensure full control over people and their thoughts and actions. Even though the characters in the novel attempt to rebel and free themselves from the Party malicious control, this plan doesn’t go their way because of the Party’s precise skills of catching and punishing those who don’t follow their rules. Point 1:…show more content…
The Thought Police have spies, hidden microphones and telescreens everywhere to catch and prevent anyone from having their own opinion, and to catch those who try to rebel against them. Even children are brainwashed from an early age to report any suspicious activities from their families. “The children, on the other hand, were systematically turned against their parents and taught to spy on them and report their deviations.” (Orwell 76) “It was almost normal for people over thirty to be frightened of their own children.” These quotes explain how the Party brainwash children and what impact it has on people. The party use all these to scare people into following their rules and ideals, because when people are constantly monitored and watched, they are afraid of even thinking against the Party and Big Brother (the same might be said for today’s
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