Day 5

1984 Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What does Winston realize when he hallucinates about Julia?

    He realizes that he can accept Party orthodoxy while secretly continuing to hate it (a kind of doublethink). The Party had been controlling his mind, but not his deepest beliefs, and his feelings for Julia remain capable of overcoming his mental control.

  2. 2

    Why did Orwell include the Appendix?

    Students may connect the Appendix to Syme's discussion of Newspeak in Part One, Chapter V, where he touches upon the notion of restricted thought that Orwell delves deeper into in this section at the end of the novel. More sophisticated students may also note that the Appendix is written in the past tense, indicating...

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