The Meaning of Words: Dystopias, Utopias and the Lingusitic

As lovers of literature, we are no strangers to the world of language and expression. But what happens when a society is built upon the tenant that the words not only don’t exist, but carry no meaning? Erin Pellarin explores the meanings words can have on society and personal feeling, comparing John’s repertoire of Shakespearean vocabulary to the linguistic blandness (and the resulting emotional and cultural stagnation) of the “Civilized World.”

The Meaning of Words: Dystopias, Utopias and the Lingusitic

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~ by kievan09 on June 18, 2012.

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