1984 - Weebly

1984 - Weebly

1984 by George Orwell Focus Questions Who was George Orwell? Which country did he have in mind when he wrote 1984? How has the word Orwellian worked its way into the

English language? What do the terms paradox, doublespeak, doublethink, facecrime, thoughtcrime, and Thought Police mean? Eric Blair Born in India (British Colony) Worked as a teacher, policeman, journalist

Strongly opposed to totalitarianism Believed that government control of language and information would lead to totalitarianism Wrote under the pseudonym: George Orwell Who Did He Have in Mind?

1984 and Animal Farm were written after WWII The totalitarian government of the USSR was thought to be the model for his writings. Orwell is sometimes credited with coining the phrase: Cold War Now his writings are used to refer to any government

attempting to exert absolute control of its population through violence, fear, and propaganda. Paradox a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true The Party Slogans WAR IS PEACE

IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH FREEDOM IS SLAVERY Orwellian Jargon doublespeak not actually used in the novel, but

has come to mean language that is deliberately misleading or euphemistic e.g.: downsizing Orwellian Jargon doublethink the ability to hold two mutually

contradictory ideas in ones head Orwellian Jargon thoughtcrime facecrime thinking thoughts that

violate the Party line showing an emotion that indicates your disdain for the Party the government agency tasked with arresting thoughtcriminals Thought Police The Ministries

The Ministry of Peace The Ministry of Love The Ministry of Truth The Ministry of Plenty

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