Samuel R Delaney Babel 17

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The Importance of Babel-17: The Role of Communication Author Samuel R. Delaney, in his novel Babel-17, is able to suggest that a more critical and creative way of thinking is best developed by a well-rounded mind. It is from a mind that is able to become engaged in a non-linear method of thinking, that Delany infers, is one open to communication that allows for personal and cultural integration. Moreover, Rydra Wong and the language of Babel-17 both throw communication on its head as each uses the power of language in order to achieve differing results. Conversely, a holistic method of thinking displays the potential that exists for being able to manipulate how others think. An example of this is seen with Babel-17 and the Butcher. The end
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