George Orwell “Politics and the English Language”
After reading and discussing the points raised by Orwell about the demise of the English language specifically as it relates to politics, write a three-to-four-page paper on whether you see a current point to what Orwell is saying. In other words, do you agree or disagree with any of his points – you can focus on two or more of them.
Also think about: whether the problems highlighted in Orwell’s essay are relevant today. Does language affect politics and, as a result, society in general? Should we care, or is it just a fact of life that things, such as language, disintegrate over time?
In addition to Orwell’s essay, you will use one of the articles you will research for an upcoming assignment and one or two of the articles assigned from class.
MLA format is required for this paper.