Class Notes for 3/23/17

We started of with continuing discussion from chapter I-II (65-129). Afterwords we were pair in to groups of three in which we were given questions to answer as a group later to show our quotes two per team some examples below ( all different answers to question one only):

Group 1: ” Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious” ( top of pg. 73). Short explanation: They have the power to rebel but since they the proles are already use to this treat

“It was curious that he seemed not merely to have lost the power of expressing himself”(top of pg. 8). Short  explanations : Winston has so much bottle up and not sure were to start.

Group two: “In the end the party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it”(Top of pg.82).Short response: Is not cool that the party is spreading lies and having people just accept it.

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four.If that is granted, all else follows”(bottom of pg.83).Short response: Winston expressing thought of his own about how people should be able to think differently other then accepting everything to be true.

Group three: “Your worst enemy, he reflected, was your own nervous system”(bottom pg.65). short response: Talking about how the control of the nervous system helps Winston not get caught that he is doing something suspicious .That is why he has the book so he could let it out there.The more he writes the more he opens up his mine.

“If their is hope [wrote Winston] it lies in the proles. if there was hope, it must lie in the proles,because only there, in those swarming disregarded masses, eighty-five per cent of the population of Oceania, could the force to destroy the party ever be generated”(bottom pg.71).Short response: shows how the proles could rise up and take over since their is more proles then they are in the party.


archaic- very old or old-fashioned.

aesthetics – a set of principles concerned with the nature and appreciation of beauty, especially in art.

Homework:To continue reading up to page 230 and finish answering the questions on the handout will be collected.(but you guys already knew this sins this is posted on 28 and to the 23)

-Feel free to add leave a comment if i missed anything that was said.

(the short response do not accurately explain the quotes in the word of each group is a short or sort of similar to what the groups have said.)

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  1. Thanks Jennifer for getting this up on the site … better late than never!

    Could you add the prompt (from the handout) that the excerpts/discussion you posted about relates to?

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