1984 Part 1 Review (by Chapter)

Let’s review Part 1 on a chapter-by-chapter basis. Use the following as a guide; you will work with a partner to identify and describe the items below.

Ch

Topic(s)

Context(s) during Orwell’s time

Context(s) today

1 (1-20)

- Hate Week / 2-Minutes Hate

- Big Brother is Watching You

- INGSOC

- Thought Police

- Ministries (Truth, Peace, War, Plenty)

- The Diary

- doublethink

- self-expression

- the dark-haired girl

- O’Brien (inner party)

- telescreen

- Emmanuel Goldstein / The Brotherhood

- War (w/ Eastasia / Eurasia)

- the three slogans

- thoughtcrime

- Propaganda

- Stalin

- Special Police

- Government Institutions

- The power of writing

- technology

- Rebel groups

- World War II

- Surveillance

- Leon Trotsky

2 (20-29)

- The Parsons family

- children / loyalty to party

- O’Brien in the dream

- a connection to the future

- The ignorant, accepting masses

- Passing on knowledge to future generations

- Surveillance

3 (29-37)

- the great purges of the Fifties

- no “dignity of emotion” (30)

- Shakespeare

- Physical Jerks

- reliable, external  records of history

- continuous war

- “Who controls the past controls the future...”

- doublethink

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- Great Purge (Stalin)

- Propaganda

- The atomic bomb

4 (37-48)

- Winston’s job

- continuous alteration of facts/past

- pornosec

- unperson

-Comrade Ogilvy

- The media

- reliability of facts/information (modification/censorship)

- war heros

5 (48-63)

- Syme

- Newspeak

- destruction of language

- language → meaning → thought

- “orthodoxy is unconsciousness”

- Chestnut Tree Cafe

- Parsons as ideal Party member

- dark-haired girl

- facecrime

6 (63-69)

- prostitute

- Katharine

- the sex instinct

- Party women & chastity

- “Desire was thoughtcrime”

- The sex instinct (Freud)

- Puritan beliefs

7 (69-81)

- the proles

- the history textbook and the capitalists

- ideals and realities of the Party

- Jones, Aaronson, Rutherford

- Chestnut Tree Cafe

- 2 + 2 = 5

- O’Brien

- Capitalism

- the Marxist revolution

- Belief in objective reality

8 (81-104)

- ownlife

- prole society

- The Lottery

- the old man in the pub

- the junk shop

- the paperweight

- rent the room

- no telescreen

- Mr. Charrington

- dark-haired girl

- “nobody ever escaped detection...”

- “typical” life for the masses

- Items of a previous time