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Imagine a world in which people are produced in factories a world lost of all freedom and individuality a world where people are exiled or disappear for breaking the mold Both 1984 by George Orwell and Aldous Huxleys Brave New World are startling depictions of such a society Although these novels are of fictional worlds control of the future may be subtly evolving and becoming far worse than Huxley or Orwell could ever have imagined Each society destroys the freedom of the individual through various controlling methods such as the denial of language and literature a caste system and One way in which each society controls is by limiting the language and literature of every citizen In 1984 a language called Newspeak is devised in order to narrow all thought into one mode There are three categories of Newspeak vocabulary A B and C The A vocabulary consists of words used in everyday life to express simple thoughts The B vocabulary includes words meant for political usage forcing a particular mental state on the person using the vocabulary Finally the C vocabulary is based solely on technical and scientific words constructed of only strict and rigid meanings Individual thought is completely impossible because the constricted vocabulary is intended to include only principles of the Newspeak language The vocabulary is constructed so that words of unorthodox meaning such as individual freedom are eliminated all together Newspeak is designed to douse the flame of thought and idea while encouraging collective ideas Over time Newspeak destroys any variation of idea from the intention of the Partys Literature is also slowly altered so that the authors original meaning is lost to the meaning of the Newspeak language Newspeak translations seem to consume thoughts and memories much like a sponge absorbs water In the Brave New World literature and art are taken away in order to destroy individuality and freedom of thought For as Mustapha Mond says
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