A Semiotic Analysis of Threat and Warning Symbols in George Orwell's Novel 1984

Samar Sami Hammadi, Mustafa Wshyar Abdullah AL-Ahmedi


In this paper, we will analyze the theoretical assumptions regarding threat and warning images, with the intention of outlining the productive tension installed between them. Semiotics deals with symbols in the form of text and pictures, and also with their underlying meaning. Hence, the study aims to clarify the differences between the two aspects from semiotic point of view by analyzing the novel 1984 and investigate their hidden meanings, in order to expose the deep meaning of the terms and to unravel its complexities along with the use of their features. To achieve the objectives of the study, the researchers adopt theory of Saussure of the signs and symbols (1915).
Keywords: Threat; Warning; Signifier; Signified

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