1984

1984 questions chapter 3

Chapter III

1. What is the significance of Winston's dream about his mother and sister being down in a deep "saloon"?

2. What is the symbolism in the dark haired girl "throwing aside her uniform" in his dream?

3.What is revealed about Winston's job?

4. What does he know about the past?

5. What does the telescreen do that is unusual? What does the exercise instructor ask Winston to do?

6. What is INGSOC? What is Doublethink?

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1) Winston's dreams of his mother and sister are significant because her actions are actions of sacrifice.... putting her son's life before her own in order that he might survive. What she does..... she does for love. The Party doesn't allow for love, and it doesn't allow for any kind of personal loyalty except for that of loyalty to the Party itself.

His mother's memory tore at his heart because she had died loving him, when he was too young and selfish to love her in return, and because somehow, he did not remember how, she had sacrificed herself to a conception of loyalty that was private and unalterable. Such things, he saw, could not happen today. Today there were fear, hatred, and pain, but no dignity of emotion, no deep or complex sorrows.

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