Language and Communication

1984

Thematic Statement

Language is the ability to communicate your thoughts into words and actions. In 1984 the party restricts language, and narrows the range of thoughts of its citizens as a measure of control.

Quotes: "Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words will be no words in which to express it."(book 1, chapter 5) This quote is important because it shows the true aim of the party, to limit language, and free thought.

"By 2050, earlier, probably- all real knowledge of oldspeak will have disappeared. The whole literature of the past will have been destroyed."(book 1, chapter 5) The influence of the party is widespread, and their motives are clear. They have the tools and power to change language, and have complete control.