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Use of Oxymoron & Paradox in Orwell's 1984

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Shannon Davidson

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Transcript of Use of Oxymoron & Paradox in Orwell's 1984

Party Slogan:
Ministry of Love
Oxymoron and Paradox?
Oxymoron:
a figure of speech that combines contradictory terms. Literary oxymorons are often created to reveal a paradox.
Paradox:
A seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true.
Use of Oxymoron & Paradox in Orwell's 1984
War:
operations by which armed hostilities are carried out
Peace:
freedom from or the cessation of war/freedom from civil disorder
WAR
"If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face- forever." George Orwell
PEACE
STRENGTH
IGNORANCE
Ministry of Peace
Ministry of Plenty
"He loved Big Brother."
Ministry of Truth
Ignorance of people results in strength of the government
common enemy (Goldstein/Eurasia/East Asia
no questioning of government
no revolution
stable hierarchy
everybody gets basic needs but no more than that
"Who controls the past controls the future.Who controls the present controls the past."
Doublethink:ability to hold two contradictory ideas in one's mind at the same time
when all of your choices are made for you you are free from worry as the government takes care of all of your problems
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