Presentation by: Suha Khan
Introduction of the Essay
Talks about how the English language is being changed in a bad way and what is causing it to change (political and economic causes)
Provides evidence by showing us five passages, which are unclear and have faults in the writing
Tells us that the five passages have common faults, two of them being the "staleness of imagery" and the "lack of precision" in the authors' writing
Shows us four examples or ways in which the English Language in certain pieces of writing is changed to a more vague form
Middle of the Essay
Orwell gives an example of a sentence from a well known text, 'Ecclesiastes', and how it has been changed to what would be known as modern English.
In the essay "Politics and the English Language", he decries the effects of cliche, bureaucratic euphemism, and academic jargon on literary styles, and ultimately on thought itself.
Summary of Politics and the English Language - New York essay
George Orwell established himself as an important political writer with his two satires, and , and in "Politics of the English Language" he again connects language and current events.