1984 PART 1: Chapter V – Discussion Questions
1) Who is Syme? Describe what he does for a living. Why does Winston call him “venomously orthodox”?
2) Describe Newspeak? What is the purpose of Newspeak? How does Syme feel about Newspeak?
3) What is a “thoughtcrime?
4) What is Oldspeak? Why would the Party want to get rid of Oldspeak?
5) According to Syme, what is orthodoxy?