1984 Literary Devices

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Dystopian novels are written in order to prove a point, to communicate an important message, and to bring attention to a problem in society. In order to create a convincing argument, the use of rhetorical devices is critical. In 1984, George Orwell’s purpose was to demonstrate how certain restrictions on language can damage thoughts through creating a totalitarianism “future” community. When writing A Brave New World, Aldous Huxley’s purpose was to warn the world about the dangers of scientific and technological advancements and how they disrupt humanity. Both authors manipulated literary devices in order to achieve their purpose. Although Aldous Huxley communicates his purpose well, Orwell’s use of words, symbolism, and imagery back his idea more effectively and can be used to judge the two novels on.
An Author’s use of words is necessary for creating a sufficient meaning. George Orwell’s use of “newspeak”, an altered and more simple version of the English language, is emphasized within 1984 to mask the truth and mislead the public. Orwell shows how language can be used to deceive and manipulate people which would lead to a society where the people never questioned government publicly due to fear and blind submission. The language was mind control. Winston, the main character, went against this norm. Throughout the novel, Winston wrote in a hidden journal which brought him to realize the suppression and lack of freedom.”Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to
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