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What was the difference between the Party prisoners and the common criminals? Why?
The party prisoners were silent and scared, and the others didn't care, some were even on good terms with the guards because they didn't do anything that is threatening to the government.
Why didn't the political prisoners speak in prison, especially to each other?
They were too scared
Why does Ampleforth believe he had been arrested?
He used the word "God"
What were the six thoughts that occupied Winston's mind while in his cell?
He was hungry, he wanted a razor blade to kill him, what happened to Julia, does O'Brien know he was caught, he's afraid of room 101, and he doesn't want to get hit by a baton
For what thoughtcrime was Parsons arrested?
He said "Down with Big Brother" in his sleep
Who reported Parsons?
His 7 year old daughter
What was the cause of the skull-faced man's beating
The chinless man tried to give him bread
Who was the last prisoner brought in?
What was it that caused all prisoners, including Winston, to confess to crimes, real and imaginary?
They were beaten
What tactics, besides physical punishment, did the men use to get Winston to confess
They injected him when he was being questioned
How was O'Brien the ultimate betrayer?
He was in charge of torturing winston
How does the party (O'Brien) explain that the past has no real existence
He says "reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else"
Explain the irony in o'briens statement: "You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane"
He is really making him insane
Why is it important that the people brought to the ministry of love not be killed but merely "made sane"
They want people to see the "truth" (Make them believe them)
What questions does Winston ask O'brien
What happened to Julia, Does Big brother exist, What's in room 101
What question does O'Brien refuse to answer?
Does the Brotherhood exist?
Why was it cruel to learn who had written Goldstein's book?
O'Brien is now part of the reason he is here
explain why it was so terrible that O'Brien knew the truth about Oceania
he controlled the truth, so he controlled reality
Why does the Party desire power?
Just to have it "Power is not a means, it is an end"
What makes a Party member immortal?
They merge themselves into the Party so they are the Party
What is solipsism?
Reality only exists in the mind
Summarize O'briens world according to the party
He says to imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever
What does Winston say will ultimately defeat the party's goal
How does Obrien respond to winson's remarks?
He says if Winston is mankind, look what it has turned into
Describe Winston's physical condition
He was bald, dirty, and scarred
As Winston becomes stronger physically, describe the process of his mind weakening
He starts to believe everything O'Brien says
Why did Winston's cry for Julia and his love for her cause him to believe the Party would now shoot him?
None of the work they have done to him has worked, so they will give up on him
What, in those few seconds before death, would be Winston's ultimate betrayal of the Party?
If he didn't love Big Brother
What is generally in room 101?
"The worst thing in the world", the people's biggest fears
What was Winston's ultimate fear?
What was Winston's final act in order to be fully indoctrinated into the Party's philosophy?
He told them to make the rats attack Julia and not him
Give two examples of how Winston's experiences at the ministry of love changed him
He doesn't love Julia and he believes what the party says
What happened in his meeting with Julia? (part 3)
They confess how they betrayed each other & don't feel any emotion towards each other
Why does Winston cry at the end of the book?
He realizes he was wrong and loves Big Brother
What happened with the girl in the hallway
She fell on her cast and acted like it was nothing and then gave Winston a note
What group does Winston think the girl is part of
The thought police
What does the note say
I love you
How does Winston finally manage to talk to the girl
He sits with her at lunch and they plan to meet
where do Winston and the girl meet
Despite the fact that there are no telescreens, why do they have to worry?
There could be microphones anywhere
What is the girl's name?
How is the episode with the girl deja vu for winston
she ripped off her sash & clothes like she did in his dream
What do they do in the clearing
Why is Winston excited at Julia's sexual history
The more men she's been with the more Party members are committing crimes
What is Julia's view on rebelling against big brother
she would rather just outsmart the Party and do what she wants
What's happening with mr charrington's room
Winston is renting it to share with julia
what machine produces songs for the proles
What does Julia bring to the room and where did she get it
real sugar, bread, milk, and coffee from the inner party
What does Winston say about rats
he doesn't like them
What is the nation preparing for?
What does Julia suggest about the war and the rocket bombs?
they are fired by the gov to keep people scared
how do Winston and Julia differ in terms of the past
Julia doesn't care about the past or future and just hates the party. Winston knows they changed the past and lie to the people
What does o brien give winston
describe the event that prompted winstons mothers disappearance
he stole his sister's chocolate
What has Winston discovered when he says "the proles are human beings, we are not human"
The proles have emotion and the party doesn't
How does Julia give Winston hope about the future when they are sure to be apart
they can't get inside of him and make him say anything
Regardless of what the ministry of love did to you, what one thing could they never do
they can make you say anything but they cant make you believe anything
How was o brien's dwelling place different from that of winstons?
It was spacious and the people were rich
what pretext had Winston used to explain why he had come to see o brien
he said he was going to talk about the new edition of the newspeak dictionary
Why was Winston disappointed in the wine
he could barely taste it because he drank so much gin
What is the brotherhood
the organization that is trying to get rid of the party
which of o briens questions did Julia and Winston say no to and why is this significant?
are you willing to never see each other again... this is one of the reasons theyre doing this
how is martin unusual as a servant
he has no scars
what are some of the methods the brotherhood uses to protect itself
if someone gets caught they disassociate themselves with them
what is winstons last toast?
to the past
Why is it significant that o brien know the last line of the stanza
he knows about what's important to winston
why did Winston consider the laundry woman beautiful
she borne and raised children
where was the telescreen that betrayed Winston and julia
behind the picture
describe the capture of Julia and winston
soldiers came out of nowhere, beat Julia, and kicked winston
who was mr charrington really
a member of the thought police
Why was the destruction of the glass paperweight significant?
it showed how Winston and julias lives were shattering
What is the caption of the poster on the wall?
Big Brother is watching you
What are the four branches (ministries) of government?
Ministry of Truth (news)
Ministry of Peace (war)
Ministry of Love (law & order)
Ministry of Plenty (economy)
How is Winston's telescreen different from most?
It's in a different spot, so if he goes to a certain place they can't see him
What "dangerous act is Winston about to undertake and what is the possible punishment?
Open a diary- death
At what were the people in the theatre laughing?
A fat man trying to swim away with a helicopter after him
What two people did Winston notice?
The dark haired girl and O'Brien
Who is the focus of the two minutes hate?
What do we learn about Emmanuel Goldstein?
He was in the Party but then he rebelled
Oceania is presently at war with which country?
What kinds of things happen during the two minutes hate?
People scream and throw things at the telescreen
What are the three slogans of the Party?
War is Peace
Freedom is slavery
Ignorance is strength
Why does Winston hate the girl behind him?
He can't have her
What does the red sash symbolize
What does Winston write in his diary?
DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER
What is thoughtcrime and what punishment is there for it?
Thinking something the government disagrees with, and you get vaporized
Who are the Parsons?
Why are the children upset
They couldn't go see the hanging
What are the sacred principles of INGSOC?
Newspeak, doublethink, the mutability of the past
What does Winston write about thoughtcrime in his diary
It doesn't entail death, it is death
What does he remember about why his mother and sister died?
The had been sacrificed for his own life
What is the party slogan about the past
Who controls the past control the future: who controls the present controls the past
What is doublethink
Thinking 2 contradictory things at the same time
What is Winston's job
To fix the past to make it seem like bb's always right
What is the irony of the boot production figures?
They didn't need to change the amount of boots made because it would already be more than they thought
What kind of literature does Winston's department produce for the proles?
What is the difference between death and an unperson
Dead means they lived, unperson means they never existed
Who is Comrade Ogilvy?
A made up hero who died in battle
What does Syme work on?
Writing the 11th version of Newspeak
What is Winston's belief about Syme?
He thinks he will be vaporized
What is the partys view on marriage/sex
They were both only for reproducing and they can't be attracted to each other
Who was Winston's wife?
What bothered him about Katharine
All she thought about was the Party
According to Winston, what is the hope and where does it lie?
Hope to destroy the Party lies in the proles
What is the partys opinion on proles
they don't really care about them & kinda consider them as animals
Compare the ideal life set up the party and reality
Party; perfect unity, strong army
Reality; decaying and dirty
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