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Orwell never really fit in at school. He was outraged by the dictatorial control that the schools he attended exercised over their students' lives.
Julie 'ill, 'annah Long, Lexi Robertson, Elizabeth Rushing, 'arris Sutton

Orwell says, "I had the lonely child's habit of making up stories and holding conversations with imaginary persons.""
Orwell thought media was a propaganda machine, which is what portrays Winston as the character he is.
Motif
Courage
Privacy
Quotes
By: George Orwell
Hannah
George Orwell
Historical Background
Early Inspiration
"If he could have infected the whole lot of them with leprosy or syphilis, how gladly he would have done so" (Orwell 137).
Harris Quotes
George Orwell's Early Life
George Orwell was very well educated
Main Characters
Winston- Main character and our protagonist
Julia-Winston's lover
O' Brien
Big Brother
Katherine
Plot
Living in a dystopian society, known as Oceania, Winston begins to realize to what extent the government that rules over him is lying to him and the rest of the lower class of Oceania.
Amidst this realization, Winston meets others with similar ideals to his and he begins his fight for a change in Oceania.
Knowledge and language
Decided to forgo college in order to work as a British Imperial Policeman in Burma
Works Cited
He hated his job in Burma because he had to enforce harsh laws.
Through a never ending cycle of lies, Winston, with the help of his newly found lover, Julia, fights to help the lower class people of Oceania think and act for themselves, all while trying not to be killed in the process.
http://www.jiffynotes.com/1984/HistoricalContext.html
Born June 25, 1903
http://www.biography.com/people/george-orwell-9429833#early-life
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/558032/Spanish-Civil-War
http://www.livescience.com/425-study-george-orwell-illnesses-influenced-1984.html
http://www.netcharles.com/orwell/articles/1984-background-info.htm
1984 By: George Orwell
Then returned to England because of health issues.
Quit his job
Worldly Influences
His job in the police force
The dangers of totalitarian authority
"The proles had stayed human. They had not become hardened inside. They had held onto the primitive emotions which he himself had to relearn by conscious effort. And in thinking this he remembered, without apparent relevance, how a few weeks ago he had seen a severed hand lying on the pavement and he had kicked it into the gutter as though it had been a cabbage stalk" (Orwell 180).
Spanish Revolution
corrupting party
Totalitarianism:
a political system in which the state holds total authority over the society and seeks to control all aspects of public and private life whenever possible
Stalin- era Soviet Union
Social classes
Spanish War
"Until they become conscious they will never rebel and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious."


These are Winston's thoughts as he feels he is one of the only people aware the world could be better. Once one becomes conscious of injustice, that consciousness does not last for long.
Elizabeth
Spanish War
Julie
Lexi
Plot and characters
1984
Themes, motifs, and symbols
Stalin- Era Soviet Union
Plot
Plot
"Who controls the past controls the future Who controls the present controls the past" (Orwell 278).
"As he looked at the woman in her characteristic attitude, her thick arms reaching up for the line, her powerful marelike buttocks protruded, it struck him for the first time that she was beautiful. It had never before occurred to him that the body of a woman of fifty, blown up to monstrous dimensions by childbearing, then hardened, roughened by work till it was coarse in the gain like an overripe turnip, could be beautiful." Orwell 240)
"If you are a man, Winston, you are the last man. Your kind is extinct; we are the inheritors. Do yo understand that you are alone? You are outside history, you are nonexistent. And you consider yourself morally supeior to us, with our lies and our cruelty?" (Orwell 295)
"The music went on and on, minute after minute, with astonishing variations, never once repeating itself, almost as though the bird were deliberately showing off its virtuosity. Sometimes it stopped for a few seconds, spread out and resettled its wings and burst into song. Winston watched it with a sort of vague reverence. For whom, for what, was that bird singing. No mate, no rival was watching it" (Orwell 135).
Julie (More Quotes)
"Everything faded into mist.The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became truth." (Orwell 83)
"Oranges and lemons, say the bells of St. Clement's, You owe me three farthings, say the bells of St. Martin's!" (Orwell 110)
"There were also memories of another kind. They stood out in his mind disconnectedly, like pictures with blackness all round them" (Orwell 266).
"He took up his pen again and wrote: I understand HOW: I do not understand WHY" (Orwell 88).
1984 Apple Commercial
Different sides of the war:
Natoinalists:
Roman Catholics
Landowners, military elements, and businessmen
Republican:
Urban workers, agricultural laborers and many of the educated middle class

Monarchism and Conservatism
vs.
Socialism and Liberalism
Stalin- era Soviet Union
The state had total control over the media.
Those who disobeyed the state were sent to labor camps.
Stalin was glorified in everything.
Education was controlled by the state.
Children were expected to be involved in youth organizations outside of school.
Stalin
referred to as "Uncle Joe"
Wore a white suit so he stood out from the crowd.
Stalin was glorified through everything.
Social realism
Themes
If history is not learned, it repeats itself.
A hidden love is a dangerous love.
A corrupt government can cause a loss of humanity amongst its people.
Hatred can combat love.

Symbols
Proles
Telescreen
Diary
Rats
Newspeak
Room 101
Rats
Proles
Room 101
"It had never beore occured to him that the body of a woman of fifty blown up to monstrous dimensions by child-bearing, then hardened, roughened by work until it was coursed in the grain like an overriped turnip, could be beautiful" (Orwell 240).
Telescreen
A hidden love is a dangerous love.
The telescreen displays the lack of privacy that the people have.
Winston is faced with his number one fear: rats. The rats symbolize not only fear but how the party has control over the minds of the people of Oceania.
If history is not learned, it repeats itself.
"Dearest! You've gone quite pale? Do they make you feel sick? Of all the horrors in the world- a rat!" (Orwell 157).
Throughout the book, Winston changes history by falsifying documents for Big Brother. The Proles will never learn about the real past because it is consistently changed
"If you are a man, Winston, you are the last man. Your kind is extinct; we are the inheritors. Do yo understand that you are alone? You are outside history, you are nonexistent. And you consider yourself morally superior to us, with our lies and our cruelty?" (Orwell 295)
"The moment of panic that used to occur in your dreams? There was a wall of blackness in front of you, and a roaring sound in your ears. There was something terrible on the other side of the wall. You knew that you knew what it was, but you dare not drag it into the open. It was the rats that were on the other side of the wall" (Orwell 311).
The proles are essentially the most free of the people fore they know not that they are being controlled
Symbol of simplicity in a complicated world
Diary
Symbol of the start of Winston rebellion and the start of his thought crimes
Quotes
Courage
Winston had the courage to stand up for what he thought was right and was the only person to question wars, rations, etc.
Courage quote:
"The instrument (the telescreen, it was called) could be dimmed, but there was no way of shutting it off completely" (Orwell 4).
"No. I believe it. I know that will fail. There is something in the universe... I don't know some spirit, some principle, that you will never overcome" (Orwell 295).
Symbolizes the torture and corrupt minds the party uses on the proles.
"Dearest! You've gone quite pale? Do they make you feel sick? Of all the horrors in the world- a rat!" (Orwell 157).
A corrupt government can cause a loss of humanity amongst its people.
"The proles had stayed human. They had not become hardened inside. They had held onto the primitive emotions which he himself had to relearn by conscious effort. And in thinking this he remembered, without apparent relevance, how a few weeks ago he had seen a severed hand lying on the pavement and he had kicked it into the gutter as though it had been a cabbage stalk" (page 180).
It is obvious that the people of Oceania have lost their humanity because they are forced to think certain ways and act certain ways by the government.
""It was a good hanging," said Syme reminiscently 'I think it spoils it when they tie their feet together. I like to see them kicking. And above all, at the end, the tongue sticking right out, and blue-a quite bright blue. That's the detail that appeals to me" (Orwell 55).
Rat Quotes:
Privacy
Knowledge and Language
"Winston wrote "That freedom is the freedom to say 2 plus 2 equals 4"" (Orwell 273).
"'You asked me once,' said O'Brien "what was in "Room 101? I told you that you knew the answer already. Everyone knows it. The thing that is in Room 101 is the worse thing in the world'" (Orwell 110).
Language is simplified and basic. Their vocabulary is constantly shrinking. This contributes to the loss of individual thought.
Newspeak
"The picture had fallen to the floor, uncovering the telescreen behind it" (Orwell 243).
"'We've been lucky,' he said 'but it can't last much longer. You're young. You look normal and innocent. If you keep clear of people like me, you might stay alive for another fifty years'" (Orwell 181).
"He flattened it out. He said on it was written, in a large uniformed hand writing: 'I love you'" (Orwell 118).
Winston and Julia hide their love throughout the whole book and in Oceania, this is dangerous not because it is illegal but because keeping it hidden is frowned upon by the government.
"In addition, any word- this again applied in principle to every word in the language- could be negatived adding the affix un-, or could be strengthened by adding the affix plus-, or, for still greater emphasis doubleplus-" (Orwell 330).
Hatred can combat love.
Quote:
Winston and Julia's mutual distaste for The Party is part of the reason why the two fall in love.
"'Don't you see that the aim of Newspeak is to limit the range of thought? In the end, we shall make thought-crime literally impossible because there will be no words in which to express it" (Orwell 58).
"'There is a word in Newspeak,' said Syme. 'I don't know if you know it: Duckspeak, to quack like a duck. IT is one of those interesting words that have two contradictory meanings. Applied to an opponent, it is abuse; applied to someone you agree with, it is praise'" (Orwell 61).
There is virtually no privacy for anyone in this society especially if you are not a prole.
Quote:
The Party controls what language the people of Oceania are allowed to use so, in turn, they are able to control how much knowledge the people have.
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