The Island; Language is Power

Question: How does power emerge in “The Island”? How is the connection between language and power revealed in the quote?

Quote: “Language is power, in ways more literal than most people think. When we speak, we exercise the power of language to transform reality. Why don’t more of us realize the connection between language and power?” by Julie Penelope, a short story “The Island”.

Answer: When reading the quote by Julie Penelope you can read it over and over because she has strong meaning of power of language coming to reality, i agree with this quote because people have a way with using language to have power over people or people to pay attention. Just like in the short story ‘The Island” the policeman were using their voice and giving them self the power, once they brought the man back to the hospital again and again he would bring him to keep there (the police) power.



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