These authors have different opinions on the way that ordinary people should be informed of what is going to happen in the everyday life of ordinary citizens. George Orwell's “Politics and the English Language” says that “English is in a bad way” (Orwell 28) because the ruling government wants their citizens to think that by writing and speaking in a deceptive way the ruling class can control what the ordinary people believe is happening to their lives. Niccolo Machiavelli's “The Prince” language says that not only does the ruling class need to control the subjects thinking they also need to mask or hide what is really going by making it hard for the people to understand what the ruling class is saying or doing. Have you ever tried to understand a new law that you are voting on? The language in the “new” law, that the government is trying to pass, is so complex and hard to understand that you have to read 4 or 5 pages of translation and rebuttals because they make the language sound complex so that you can't just read the “new” law and understand what it means to the public. This is done intentionally so that when voting, people will not understand what they are voting for or against. As citizens, the public has the right to know how the language of deception influences the government and media and how it effects today's society.
Orwell states that you need to come to the point quickly without writing words or phrases that imply one idea and mean something else. Using these words or phrases are meant to confuse or hide the true meanings of the statements. Machiavelli writes that confusing statements are what might be necessary to make a bad situation better and not to wo...
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...gainst. At the same time, hasn't that what has happened in the United States recently? There are so many laws being enacted that Americans don't have time to do things that they want to do. How far have we really come since Machiavelli's or Orwell's time? Living in this time, people still don't know what is going on in their own town or State and we still don't really know what the Government or the Media is saying.
(1) Machiavelli, Niccolo “The Prince” English 1A: Section 43199. N.P.:McGraw-Hill, 2013.(18-27). Print.
(2) Orwell, George “Politics and the English Language” English 1A: Section 43199. N.P.:McGraw-Hill, 2013.(28-37). Print.
(3) "Realism, Political." International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. Ed. William A. Darity, Jr. 2nd ed. Vol. 7. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2008. 96-97. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 25 Mar. 2014.
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