Political language is designed to make lies look more charming, believable, and more appealing to us as an audience. Politicians may not admit that they’re modern English is affecting the language as a whole. What defines language? Modern Language is a language adapted by politicians to lure audiences to sound more sophisticated in the eyes of George Orwell, a famous author who wrote the essay politics and the English language, which criticizes the bad usage of the English language. Language is a reflection of the "Identity" of the nation, and an instrument of multicultural dialogue In the US. In the US, many debates have sparked up between the state and society regarding the use of English in America, and apparently they will not soon come to common grounds with each other. Throughout US history, scientists, politicians and public figures debate about the role of English in the American society. Whether English is a fundamental element of American culture or not, we will delve into why politicians are ruining the English languageEnglish language is becoming more complicated by politics. Political language is designed to make lies look more charming, believable, and more appealing to us as an audience. George Orwell, in his essay “Politics and the English Language,” notes that “modern English of the worst sort” intentionally obfuscates the truth by adding more syllables but not offering more clarity (Orwell). Politicians may not admit that their modern English is affecting the language as a whole.
In this rhetorical analyses essay I will be writing why I believe some ofWhile this criticism of political language has some kernel of truth, George Orwell’s methods don’t apply today, as the world is more cultural than it was when this text was written.
Pathos is applied by Orwell, when he argues that Politicians politicians have ruined the English language by speaking in such a way that appears to be mysterious and vague.
As a native Arab speaker I believe some of Orwell’s point do not comply to me as a bi lingual English speaker as this text is directed to native English speakers only. I will try to analyze how English is learned as a second language and how I will interpret how English should be used. As the famous author GeorgeAccording to Orwell, believes that people should stick to old-fashioned English and not use any foreign confusing syllables and synonyms. The role of language in the definition of national identity has traditionally been a subject of endless disputes. As an Arab speaker I believe the English language compliments the other language, which helps with describing some of the words more accurately and more detailed as synonyms. George Orwell a famous book author who argues that politicians are fully responsible in affecting the English language, as they are being vague and mysterious in there speeches.
Pathos is appealed by the author, George OrwellAccording to Orwell, in this paragraph “A man may take to drink because he
Ffeels he is set to be a failure, and then fail all the more completely because he drinks” (1). In this paragraph GeorgeHere, Orwell directly mentionsexplains that people would fail emotionally if they thought of themselves as failures. Orwell’s own emotional language in the work utilizes pathos as he describes these mistakes in harsh language, calling it “ugly,” inaccurate” and “foolish” (Orwell 1). In this way, Orwell hopes to emotionally appeal to those who think these changes wrong and prove that they are incorrect because they feel incorrect.
I think Orwell establishes hie’s ethos in the text, as he is a well-established writer who determines his credibility in his text when speaks on the behalf of the native speakers. Orwell’s tone is somewhat dismissive, establishing him as someone with the ability to be even harsher about political language – “I could have quoted [bad passages] far worse if I had chosen” (Orwell 1). In addition to himself, Orwell cites other figures like Stuart Chase, as well as the direct quotes of examples of bad language, to showcase the relaxing of rules and traditions regarding the use of the English language in the context of political language.
However, Kairos is also analyzed in the text as Orwell by arguing that at his time using other foreign phrases instead of English was worsening the language as the text was written in 1946 and the U.S. is more diverse in the language. My argument is that George Orwell’s logical reasoning are not valid to me as I think some foreign phrases can be more detailed in describing. I also believe that politicians use these methods to sound more educated and win votes by sounding more knowledgeable. Language is an important tool in people’s life as it’s the universal language of the world, and it helps shape our personality and also connects them with other individuals, Also language plays an important role in building a picture of the world. Another argument I conducted was weather the bad usage of English was due to foreign influence on the language as the author is not including any bilingual individuals in this essay, Whether they are native speaker who grew up domestically and learned the language in US soil, or others who were introduced to English from other cultural background. The challenges of globalization of modern society are clearly reflected in the changes of language culture of the individual and society. External manifestation of the language of globalization is the widest dissemination of the English language, primarily due to the highly growth of the Internet use.
English as a Universal language can be used at any international level in various professional fields such as education, bBusiness, aAthletics, and etcetera. Etc. However, cross-cultural communication at a personal level and levels associated with the perception of deep cultural meanings, vary greatly depending on the "sub" which is used in English.
Using logos in his argument, In the world of Orwell a famous author who states thatOrwell indicates that language is the main tool of communication, even more powerful than the use of modern political English. Political language applies to all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists. It is designed that lies looksWith this perspective, lies appear to be like a truth, murder -is a worthy thing, and verbiage sounded solid. In our time,. In today’s era, political speech and writing for the most part this is an excuse for that there is no excuse. It is clear, however, that theHowever, the damage of the English language is caused by ultimately political and economic reasons, and not just a bad influence of this or thatof authors, but the investigation itself may be a reason to back the root cause, reinforcing its effect - and so on ad infinitum.
Modern English, especially writtenaccording to Orwell, is often full of meaningless words that spread around politics, but they can be avoided, if only to take the right synonyms instead. Get rid of the long words, you can use more clear English, and clear vocabulary, a first step towards political renewal. Orwell rails against this over-complication of language, and its effect on rendering words without meaning: “Words like romantic, plastic, values, human, dead, sentimental, natural, vitality, as used in art criticism, are strictly meaningless, in the sense that they not only do not point to any discoverable object, but are hardly ever expected to do so by the reader” (Orwell 4).
Orwell uses logos to demonstrate logic and reasons on why he believes words are becoming more meaningless.
There is no real need for the hundreds of foreign phrases pouring into modern English. Bad writers, especially writers in the political, scientific and sociological themes are dominated notion that Latin and Greek words noble than Saxon words. In general, the political writing is bad writing today. Where it is not, the author looks somehow like to rebel and expresses his opinion. The political dialects in brochures, editorials, government speeches, manifestos, and speeches of the deputy ministers, of course, it differs for one party to another. This is yet another example of logos, as Orwell explains logically why these specific words are rendered meaningless.
The kairos, or ‘supreme moment’ of the text can be found when he lists his six major rules that will “cover most cases” when thinking of a word or phrase (Orwell 4). By systematically showing the six rules by which people must frame their writing, including using clichéd metaphors, overlong and unnecessary words, and so on, Orwell offers a nice, effective summary of his own perspective on the matter (4). This is the culminating moment of the essay in which Orwell shows the solution to the problem he has set forth in the essay to date, and so this allows the reader to fully understand his points. That being said, the sixth rule (“Break any of these rule sooner than say anything outright barbarous”) betrays his entire principle, as the language shift he rails against is predicated upon following that sixth rule (4). To that end, Orwell’s arguments become somewhat contradictory.
In this essay we realize In “Politics and the English Language,” Orwell argues about against the language being spoken used inaccurately and incorrectly by modern politicians due to our foolish thoughts and the slovenliness of the languages. However, the U.S. is more diverse in its language than in Orwell’s time. Language is an important tool in people’s life, and it helps shape our personality and also connects them with other individuals, Language also plays an important role in building a picture of the world. The challenges of globalization of modern society are clearly reflected in the changes of language culture of the individual and society. External manifestation of the language of globalization is the widest dissemination of the English language, primarily due to the highly growth of the Internet use. Furthermore, language shift is most certainly a common phenomenon, as the words we use and the way we use them is constantly changing as a practice. Just as we do not speak English the same way as we did fifty years ago, so too did Orwell’s English vary in ways that would not be fathomable fifty years before that. Language changes and shifts in many different ways, and Orwell’s work is somewhat dismissive of that, believing that Orwell’s own use of English is the best use.
As a non-native speaker I agree with many of the author’s ideas, such as the bad usage of the modern English language by politicians and enforcing mysteriousness in their speeches to lure audiences. However, I disagree with certain aspects regarding using foreign phrases with English and how it is only inclusive to native speakers.
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