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1984 Part 1 Chapter 7

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Transcript of 1984 Part 1 Chapter 7

Why is there a shortage of sauce pans?
1984
Part 1
Chapter 7

"If there is hope
it lies in the proles"
Diary:
Recounts story of prole women fighting at street market over shortage of flimsy sauce pans.
Bombs v. Butter
Proles
"Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until they have rebelled they cannot become conscious."
Party claims to have liberated the proles from capitalists who abused them.
Party teaches proles are natural inferiors who must be kept in subjection like animals.
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Prole Life Span
Born
Grew up in the gutters
Went to work at 12
Passed through brief blossoming period of beauty & sexual desire
Married at 20
Middle aged at 30
Died for the most part at 60
Ancestral Pattern
Proles
heavy physical work
care of home & children
petty quarrels w/neighbors
primitive patriotism
longer working hours
shorter rations
no general ideas
can only focus on petty grievances
larger evils escape notice
Proles
allowed to follow ancestral code
police interfered little in prole crime
criminality rampant
promiscuity unpunished
divorce permitted
proles and animals are free
The Ideal
Huge
Terrible
A World of Steel & Concrete
Monstrous Machines
Terrifying Weapons
Nation of Warriors & Fanatics
Marching Forward in Perfect Unity
Thinking Same Thoughts
Shouting Same Slogans
Perpetually
Working Fighting Triumphing
Persecuting
Real
decaying dingy cities
underfed people
leaky shoes
patched up 19th C. houses
boiled cabbage
bad lavatories
History of Capitalists
History in general
Party claims & statistics
=
a single equation with two unknowns
everything fades into mist
the past is erased
the erasure forgotten
the lie becomes truth
Mythic Story
of Beginning of
Big Brother

Big Brother

Goldstein

Jones-Aaronson-Rutherford
Chestnut Tree Cafe
Chestnut Tree Cafe
"Under the spreading chestnut tree
I sold you and you sold me:
There lie they, and here lie we
Under the spreading chestnut tree."
Re-read pages 75-79
In the story
regarding
the great purges
of the 60s
What does Rutherford
come to symbolize for Winston?
Has the United States ever re-written its history?
What happens to a government's investment when its bombs & missles blow up?
What happens to a government's investment when it builds a bridge?
What is the Newspeak term for such contradictory facts?
What are the most powerful distractions in
your
life?

"Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one."
2 + 2 =5
"the heresy of heresies was common sense."
*
Glittering

If the Proles
know how to read, how come
they allow themselves
to remain
dominated?
Groups:
Groups:
Would
you rather be
a
Prole
or
a
Party member
?

Why?
Groups:
Complete Worksheet by
end of class
Doublethink
Thursday
May 3, 2018
Chrome Books
Class: Prezi: Review 2nd Half of Chapter 7
Groups: Write Final Version Thesis Sentence
Independent: Write MOD & A Vocabulary Sentences
HW:
Complete Your Mod & A Vocabulary Sentence
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