language and communication

1984

thought

that all language and communication in my observation is that not all things in language or communication are good but are needed to help us understand and that by removing them you are limiting thought in this type of place.

quote

" don't you see that the whole aim of new speak is to narrow the range of thought? in the end we shall make thought crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it. every concept that can ever be needed will be expressed by exactly one word, with its meaning rigidly defined and all its subsidiary meanings rubbed out and forgotten." (1.5.23, syme)

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"by 2050, earlier, probably- all real knowledge of old speak will have disappeared. the whole literature of the past will have been destroyed. chaucer,shakespeare, ,milton,byron- they'll exist only in new speak versions, not merely changed into something different, but actually changed into something contradictory of what they used to be. even the literature of the party will change. even the slogans will change. how could you have a slogan like 'freedom is slavery' when the concept of freedom has been abolished? the whole climate of thought will be different. in fact there will be no thought, as we understand it now. orthodoxy means not thinking- not needing to think.orthodoxy to unconsciousness" (1.5.30, syme)
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