Orwell Part Three -

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"I don't know - I don't care. Somehow you will fail. Something will defeat you. Life will defeat you." - Orwell

I think the appendix is supposed to show that Newspeak and the totalitarian society is in the past and that society has changed. It says, "Newspeak was the official language" and "it was expected that Newspeak would have finally superseded Oldspeak."

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But what comes after that? We, society comes up with new ways to look at old ways. In turn, something becomes lost. Traditional values are sacrificed for the sake of new ones. The term 'life' is used to describe anything and all that fits into the tiny bubble in which we live. Book culture, oral culture, and digital culture were advancements in history that, some, have slowly vanished to make a path for something else. So yes, Orwell was right when he wrote the passage, "Life will defeat you."

I think the appendix is one of the most interesting parts of the book. The whole ABC categories of vocabulary just prove more how the language was deteriorating.

CUlture and society is always evolving, and despite the efforts of various leaders, new systems of thought will emerge and change the course.

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