The Voice of George Orwell in 1984

In his novel, “1984,” George Orwell is an effective writer because he communicates with a voice that is personal and distinct in the official language of Newspeak and doublethink with it’s unique linguistic style. The writer’s purpose is to reiterate the immortalization the totalitarian state of Oceania and warn readers of the dangers of the totalitarian government.

Effective writers communicate with a voice that is personal and distinct and Orwell does this because of Newspeak. Unlike other languages that grow with new vocabulary, Orwell minimizes this by eliminating words that are unnecessary such as using “ungood” to express something that is the opposite of good rather than using terrible so that citizens limit their freedom of thought and there are no thoughts of rebellion. Orwell’s purpose is to reiterate the immortalization the totalitarian state of Oceania and warn readers of the dangers of the totalitarian government. Orwell demonstrates another example of how effective writers communicate with a voice that is personal and distinct when Syme, reveals to Winston that Newspeak “destroys words-scores of them, hundreds of them every day. Don’t you see the beauty of that Winston?”. However, Winston does not express enthusiasm because he knows that eradicating vocabulary has a deeper meaning. Orwell shows how effective writers communicate with a voice that is personal and distinct because language is essential as it provides communication, which is the fundamental essence of civilization and the diminishment of language symbolizes an opposition to the progression of civilization.

Another way effective writers, such as Orwell communicate with a voice that is personal and distinct is through doublethink, which is “the acceptance of two contradictory opinions at the same time”. This can be seen through the Party slogans: “War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength” as it demonstrates how a mind ba…