Answer the following questions:
does the opening sentence suggest about the book?
name “Winston” means “from a friendly country.” “Smith” is a common last name. From these
names, can you suggest a possible irony? Also, consider the association of Winston Smith with Winston Churchill. What similarities
do you see between the two? What else do we know about Winston concerning his age, abilities, and occupation?
are the Party mottos? What is unusual about them?
is Newspeak? What is its purpose? Why is it essential for the Party to rid the language of synonyms and antonyms?
is Big Brother and what is the significance of his name?
is facecrime? Why is it so easy to commit?
does the Party control history? Why?
is Emmanuel Goldstein and how is he presented to the people of Oceania? What is the probable significance of using the obviously Jewish name?
Create a Newspeak dictionary, prepare a speech written in Newspeak,
or rewrite a newspaper article in Newspeak.