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How do the pigs on animal farm abuse language?
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How do the pigs abuse language to strengthen their authority on animal farm?
What is language? Language is a form of communication utilizing symbols; it is the primary method by which we work together. Language is a rubric of communicating ideas, emotions and desires using voluntarily produced symbols. Without language, we would be deprived of thinking and reasoning which will ultimately lead thoughts to dissipate due to the lack of words to form thoughts. If one is unable to put thinking into words one cannot be sure what it is one is thinking.
This is further emphasized in the novel, where pigs like Squealer distort the meaning of language by way of exploiting the fact that the animals are illiterate and continue neglecting them of their education. For example, Squealer takes the sheep away to teach them a new chant, "Four legs good two legs better." He bestows a continuous incantation to affix this into the animal's minds, ultimately brainwashing them. When the animals see the pigs walking on two legs, the animals do not find it strange as the continuous chanting of the sheep has been brainwashed into the animal's minds.
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