1984 homework

  1. What’s the paperweight that Winston admires? Why is it significant in the story?
  2. Winston thinks, “They could not alter your feelings; for that matter, you could not alter them yourself, even if you wanted to.” (138) Can people change their deeply-held feelings about important topics in their lives?
  3. Explain the purpose and effects of hating (both the Two Minutes’ Hate as well as Hate Week) in 1984.
  4. Discuss the significance and purpose of the three Party slogans (War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength).
  5. Discuss the role of the Four Ministries (Truth, Peace, Love, and Plenty) in the lives of Oceania’s citizens.
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