Animal Farm / 1984 by George OrwellThis edition features George Orwells best known novels – 1984 and Animal Farm – with an introduction by Christopher Hitchens.
In 1984, London is a grim city where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith joins a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.
Animal Farm is Orwells classic satire of the Russian Revolution -- an account of the bold struggle, initiated by the animals, that transforms Mr. Joness Manor Farm into Animal Farm--a wholly democratic society built on the credo that All Animals Are Created Equal. But are they?
Comparing Language Use in 1984 and Animal Farm
But censors did not bother to ban the sale of these texts either in bookstores or online. The different treatment of these texts and their titles helps illuminate the complicated reality of censorship in China. Censors have banned books simply for containing a positive or even neutral portrayal of the Dalai Lama. The government disallows the publication of any work by Liu Xiaobo, the determined critic of the Communist Party who in became the first Nobel Peace Prize winner since Nazi times to die in prison. Again, for a time last year Chinese citizens could not type 19 , 80 , and four in sequence—but they could, and still can, buy a copy of , the most famous novel on authoritarianism ever written. They can buy that text, too, just as easily, although its title also joined the taboo list last winter. An internet forum versus an old novel.
Pssst… we can write an original essay just for you. The evolutionary aspect of the human race which sets it apart, in knowledge and complexity, from the rest of the animal kingdom, is its ability to express ideas through language. Arguably, our ability to manipulate language in order to negotiate, disseminate and create ideas, has allowed the human race to survive and prosper more than any other. And while it is often asserted that language is merely a tool to express our thoughts, language itself help conceptualize ideas. In addition to setting humans apart from the rest of the kingdom, it creates distinctions within classes of human society. George Orwell, an English novelist during the 20th century, discusses the importance of language in the social hierarchy of a society across his many eminent works. Orwell argues that language is a key component of thought; therefore, if language is manipulated in any way, will be compromised.