Big Brother is Watching Your Language, Literally: How 1984s Big Brother and Gilead of The Handmaid’s Tale uses Language as a Tool of Power

(Addis) ‘The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.’ Ludwig Wittgenstein, a philosopher of language amongst many others, described the power of language along these lines. Dystopia is ‘‘an imagined world or society in which people lead wretched, dehumanized, fearful lives’’. A fundamental characteristic aspect of dystopian worlds is control over others,... Continue Reading →

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