The Power Of A New Language In 1984 By George Orwell

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Language is central to human thought because it structures and limits the ideas that individuals are capable of formulating and expressing. By controlling a person's language, one can control almost all parts of their life; most importantly, their communication with others. This is exactly what “The Party” in George Orwell’s novel: 1984 does. By creating a new language: newspeak and often condensing the vocabulary and removing words that can be used against it, “The Party” effectively eliminates resistance and opposition, and maintains its seemingly absolute power.

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