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1984 Part 1 Chapter 7
Transcript of 1984 Part 1 Chapter 7
"If there is hope
it lies in the proles"
Recounts story of prole women fighting at street market over shortage of flimsy sauce pans.
Bombs v. Butter
"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.
Prole Life Span
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
heavy physical work
care of home & children
petty quarrels w/neighbors
longer working hours
no general ideas
can only focus on petty grievances
larger evils escape notice
allowed to follow ancestral code
police interfered little in prole crime
proles and animals are free
A World of Steel & Concrete
Nation of Warriors & Fanatics
Marching Forward in Perfect Unity
Thinking Same Thoughts
Shouting Same Slogans
Working Fighting Triumphing
decaying dingy cities
patched up 19th C. houses
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
of Beginning of
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
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
"Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one."
2 + 2 =5
"the heresy of heresies was common sense."
If the Proles
know how to read, how come
they allow themselves
you rather be
Complete Worksheet by
end of class
May 3, 2018
Class: Prezi: Review 2nd Half of Chapter 7
Groups: Write Final Version Thesis Sentence
Independent: Write MOD & A Vocabulary Sentences
Complete Your Mod & A Vocabulary Sentence