Answer the following questions:
- In what ways are Julia and Winston alike? In what ways are they different?
- Why does the party permit couples to marry but discourage love?
- O’Brien asks Winston and Julia what they are willing to do for the Brotherhood. What are
they willing to do? What is the one thing they are unwilling to do?
- Julia tells Winston that even though the Party can torture a person and make him say anything,
they cannot make him believe it. How do you feel about this statement? How easy is it to brainwash a person? Do you think
governments actually use brainwashing?
- Why are the three superpowers always at war according to the Brotherhood’s handbook?
- How are Winston and Julia betrayed?
The doublethink concepts of “ignorance is strength” and “war is peace” are discussed in the book of the Brotherhood. Create a poster
that outlines the argument of the doublethink concepts and illustrates why the Party’s conclusions are ironic.
2. Explore the symbolic significance of the clock, the paperweight, the song
the prole woman sings, and the nursery rhyme about the bells. Illustrate each
symbol in a way that demonstrates its symbolic significance.