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When was 1984 written? By who?
1949. George Orwell.
What type of novel is this?
Dystopian. (portrays a futuristic society disguised as a Utopia)
Leader of the Party
Leader of the Brotherhood
What is London, England called?
What are the three nations in the book?
Oceania, Eurasia, Eastasia
What is the language of Oceania?
thinking a rebellious thought (illegal)
political ideology of totalitarian gov.
Concept of English Socialism where the gov controls and owns all things and there is no private property.
Ministry of Truth
Ministry of Peace
Ministry of Love
Ministry of Plenty
War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength
two contradictory items in one's mind at the same time
Where does Winston live?
where does Winston work? What does he do there? What is ironic about his job?
ministry of truth. he rewrites history so that it is aligned with whatever Big Brother wants people to think has happened. Winston hates that he alters truth, but takes pride in his job
2 minute hate
video that makes people passionate for the Party and hate the Brotherhood
What color overalls does Winston wear? Why?
blue, because he is a member of the outer party
What color overalls does O'Brien wear? Why?
black, because he is a member of the inner party
What does Winston do that causes him to be "doomed"
Write thought crimes in his journal
Who are Winston's neighbors?
What place does Winston Dream about?
the Golden Country. (a heavenly place)
What does it mean that Winston "woke up with Shakespeare on his lips?"
This refers to the dream Winston had about the Golden Country, a place filled with love and joy, emotions Shakespeare often wrote about
Who are the exercise instructors on the telescreen?
the physical jerks
What two places does Winston remember them having an alliance, but party says they didn't?
Oceania and Eurasia
How does the party use war to control the people?
The party gives the people small rations of food and items, telling them that the soldiers need more and to not complain, for they have it worse.
burns written texts or things that Big Brother does not want to be true or remembered
Not real even though people think he is. He is known for leading an exemplary life of devotion to Big Brother.
A very intelligent man working on a Newspeak dictionary. likely to get vaporized due to his smarts
useless and mindless talk
café where Winston goes with caution of thought police
Chestnut Tree Cafe
What is Winston's initial thought of Julia?
she's a member of the thought police who is following him
Why do the proles have more freedom?
the party sees them as powerless and less than human, so they don't worry about them
Who is Winston's wife?
Why does Winston put his hope in the proles?
they are the vast majority of the population, meaning if they rebelled against party, it could bring down big brother
What is a steamer?
a rocket bomb
What does Winston buy at Charrington's?
a glass coral paperweight
Why does Winston ask the old man at the pub questions?
He wants to know what life was like before the Party and if the things the party said were true or not
War is Peace
means of party controlling the rations of the people. As long as there is fighting, the soldiers will need more supplies and have it worse then the people, causing them to not expect much food or supplies
Freedom is Slavery
Party wants people to believe that being able to think for themselves and do what they want is difficult, which is why the party tells them how to live
Ignorance is Strength
the less the people know, the more the party can control them
What does the note that Julia gives Winston say?
I love you
Where do Winston and Julia meet after he got the note?
What does Winston like about Julia?
She wants to rebel against party
What is Winston's goal?
join Brotherhood and overthrow Big Brother
What is the party compared to? Why?
puritans because of having strict beliefs and judgment
What does Winston regret not doing to Katherine?
pushing her off the cliff during their hike
What two contradictory thoughts does Winston always have?
wanting to rebel and being afraid of death
What does the coral paperweight represent
his life: the room in Charrington's shop is like the glass surrounding him and Julia. They are in what seems like a safe haven, when really it is easily breakable and not safe
Why does Winston quit drinking gin?
He no longer needs something to keep him out of touch with reality. He has Julia, who gives him purpose and happiness
Why does Julia rebel?
She wants to have fun. - Does not even believe in Goldstein or the Brotherhood - thinks it is a lie of the Party
Who gives Winston hope of there being a rebellion and a brotherhood?
What does O'Brien do to let Winston know he is interested in rebellion?
Invites him and Julia over to his home, turns off telescreen, gives him a Brotherhood book
Where will Winston and O'Brien meet again?
a place where there is no darkness
What does the party do to make sure Big Brother doesn't look weak?
alters history, so that it looks like that everything that has happened, was predicted by Big Brother
What foreshadows Winston and Julia's doom?
A prole woman singing outside of the room "a hopeless fancy"
Where was the telescreen in the shop hidden?
behind a painting
What does the smashing of the paperweight represent?
Winston's hope and safe place crushed
When is Winston taken to the Ministry of Love?
after being caught with Julia in the shop
What are the two types of prisoners?
party prisoners (afraid because they have been caught) and ordinary prisoners. (criminals)
Who is the drunk woman Winston meets
Smith. It's possible that she is Winston's mother due to her age and last name
What is the "place with no darkness"
Ministry of love
Who is Winston surprised to see in trouble for thoughtcrime
Who does Winston see sent to Room 101? Why?
Skullface man. Chinless man tried to give skullface man bread, and he is punished for looking like he was going to take it
What does Winston confess?
Everything, even things he did not do
Why does O'Brien torture people?
He tortures them so that they will love Big Brother and submit to him in order to escape pain
What are the three stages of integration?
learning, understanding, accepting
Who came up with the Brotherhood?
What does Winston do that sends him to Room 101?
While dreaming, he screams aloud about Julia
What happens in room 101. What does Winston finally do in here?
people are tortured with their worst fear in order to get them to break and follow party. betray Julia
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