George Orwell Politics And The English Language

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Language is the network of communication in thought, spoken words, and written verse. It is structural and formed through the development and adaptions of human beings. As art itself, language takes the configuration of the world and conveys itself in a diverse manner. Although, some persons argue that language shall be strictly followed and contain no modifications for that ruins the sole purpose of language being our system of disclosure. George Orwell, in his text “Politics and the English Language”, delivers a message of traditional English being taken further from its roots and changed into something harsh and inadequate. On the other hand, there’s the more lenient and open author, James Baldwin, who in his text, “If Black English isn’t a Language, Then Tell me, What is?”, delivers a cry of despair for the language that has grown as its own from his culture and background. Thus, both Orwell and Baldwin have similar and different outlooks on the perception of language and how it should be presented in thought and literature. To begin with their differences, Orwell expounds on the faults of English language when written constructively. In his text, “Politics and the English Language”, he pleads with his concerns about modern writers and their writing structure through a haughty and conservative perspective. To this author, language and writing is incorrigible. For instance, in the text he states, “In certain kinds of writing, particularly in art criticism and
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