A Detailed Analysis of How Orwell Uses Language and Stucture

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A detailed analysis of how Orwell uses language and structure in the specialised extract to convey the conflict between the individual and the social system? Nineteen Eighty-Four is a dystopian novel by the English writer George Orwell, and first published by Secker and Warburg in 1949. The book tells the story of Winston Smith and his attempt to rebel against the totalitarian state in which he lives. Due to the war the setting in 1984 is a corrupt, controlled and claustrophobic lifestyle which is owned and ran by the inner party and most obviously Big Brother, this has created a social divide between Party and the people as the people are owned and watched 24/7. Orwell creates a build-up of conflict between the Party and the People by using language techniques, like juxtaposition, and also different lengths of sentence structures to emphasise conflict in the extract along with immoral themes. The immoral themes in the book include that when children grows up they become junior spies and then they monitor their parents for the party (to make sure no crimes are committed such as thought crime), this is immoral as the party have turned the peoples own children against them and have turned young innocent minds into hardworking, emotionless machines. An example of this is when Mrs Parsons’ children (part 1 chapter 2) interrogate Winston for thought crime. This already creates conflict between the people and the party as the party have so much power they can take away peoples children and turn them against them, children are regarded as a parent most important asset and in 1984 their ripped apart from them ,emotionally, which creates hatred towards the party. Orwell uses Juxtaposition as he takes a child which is normally perceived as innocent, loving and naïve but Orwell uses those characteristics of a child and makes them devious, obedient and smart to trap and suss

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