In the book 1984

In the book 1984 Why would the party be suspicious of ownlife as it is called in Newspeak?

Asked by
Last updated by jill d #170087
Answers 1
Add Yours

The Party became suspicious of ownlife when the following symptoms were present:

In principle a Party member had no spare time, and was never alone except in bed. It was assumed that when he was not working, eating, or sleeping he would be taking part in some kind of communal recreation: to do anything that suggested a taste for solitude, even to go for a walk by yourself, was always slightly dangerous. There was a word for it in Newspeak: OWNLIFE, it was called, meaning individualism and eccentricity.