In George Orwell’s Politics in the English Language, Orwell discusses the way the English language has changed and continues to change. George Orwell believes that the English language of today is decaying and getting rid of the English language of the past. He goes through this essay and lists a few famous writers as examples of how much our writing has changed. I agree with George Orwell’s concept “Who controls the past, controls the future…Who controls the present controls the past.” I think what he is trying to say by that is those of the past worked to make the English language what it is today, but us, the present control everything. We now have the power to create new words, transform old ones, or erase some things completely from our written language. What has happened thus far is not completely negative though. The few examples that he listed of bad writing were very difficult to comprehend and I believe we changed that because it’s much easier for us to grasp the concept of what is being said rather than what is written. Overall, I think that we shouldn’t be afraid of change, we should embrace change, because it’s usually for the better. As in this case the way our English Language has evolved is a positive change.