His logical explanation centers on the five passages that were presented in the beginning of his piece, and he continues to reflect upon it throughout with the most significant issue being the author’s lack of meaning. His logical argument seems to be his strongest point. It is apparent that Orwell’s pathos argument is not as strong as his logos argument. However, he does use stories and testimonials to support his case. The abuse of these tactics has…show more content… Orwell goes on to mention language in politics and how it is a “mass of lies” (p.786). He establishes that his concern with the language in politics is most alarming to him and states “This mixture of vagueness and sheer incompetence is the most marked characteristic of modern English prose, and especially of any kind of political writing” (p.779). A trend that is noticed throughout his piece is the social conditions and how it can affect ones language. Our surroundings, if negative, will have an effect on the way language is used. Once upon a time there was a girl who really loved cats and halloween it was me the end He makes the case that it becomes ugly and inaccurate because out thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts (p.788).
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“Language could not possibly alter a thought,” I thought, “How could it? After all, language merely describes my thoughts, whereas thoughts are generally spontaneous ideas, sounds, pictures that flash though my mind’s eye, sometimes so fast, that I fail to grasp them before they fleet away.” Once upon a time there was a girl who really loved cats and halloween it was me the end Even though in his article Orwell was referring specifically to bad practices that are common in the use of language, the question persisted. Can a language influence thinking in the same manner as thinking influences the words being uttered or does it have. Two of George Orwell?s best known works are ?Politics and the English Language? and 1984. In ?Politics and the English Language,? he points out many of the issues with the modern writings of his time, which are still problems today. Nineteen Eighty-Four focuses on the push of totalitarian rule by the government. Orwell?s ideas have been seen before, but he is considered to have presented them in one of the best ways that is still influential today. The decay of society as portrayed in George Orwell ‘s 1984 is due to the inaccuracy of language and the connection of language and thought, which is suggested by Orwell ‘s essay ?Politics and the English Language.?