Which social groups are marginalized, excluded or silenced within the text ? Title of the text for analysis: 1984 – George Orwell Part of the course to which the text refers to: Part 3-Language and context My critical response will: – Introduction: In the novel 1984, the outer party members are marginalized by George Orwell with the theme of surveillance and use of thought police and governmental control. Even though the « proles » seem to be outsiders to the rest of the community, they still have some freedom and they can enjoy the fact that they do.
Party slogans. “War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength. ” Paragraph 3:“Has it ever occurred to you, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now? ” ? The construction of a fictional language, Newspeak, is a sign of the inner party’s control of minds of outer party members and achieving this with limiting the availability of thoughts a person can have by reducing the grammar and vocabulary in the language.
How could it be possible to think about what the inner party is really doing without having the words to think? Paragraph Outer party is being silenced by 24/7 surveillance. “It was one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move. Big brother is watching you, the caption beneath it ran. ” The effect of media. One of the main imagery presented in the novel is the posters of the “big brother”, or in other words, the government which is constructed of inner party members, and they are omnipresent to every citizen of Oceania. The outer party members are living with a paranoia which is created by the media. The two-way telescreens are present in every house of the outer party members and it is almost impossible to live without a fear of being constantly watched by the government and in order to survive, you have to move and act consciously. The fact thtat inner party members can turn off their telescreens whenever they want to (for example O’Brien did when they were having a conversation with Winston), emphasizes the inequality between the hierarchy. Conclusion: