1984 Discussion Questions

Instructor: Tammy Galloway

Tammy teaches business courses at the post-secondary and secondary level and has a master's of business administration in finance.

Teachers, this lesson will confirm your students read the book. The discussion and extension questions will stretch their critical thinking skills and enhance comprehension.

The Saga of Winston, O'Brien and Julia

  • Define paranoia. Why is Winston paranoid? Give at least three reasons and use specific quotes from the book to support your answer.
  • What is the name of the organization Winston belongs to and what is his role? State the organization's beliefs.
  • How does Winston collect his thoughts on a regular basis? Does he complete this activity in public? Why or why not?
  • Who is O'Brien? Where did he first meet Winston? Which group is O'Brien affiliated with? Describe the group's point of view. Be specific in your response.
  • Explain how O'Brien and Winston's relationship changed. Based on O'Brien's account, how is Julia involved? Does Winston believe Julia's involved?
  • Does Winston and Julia's relationship change? If so, how so?

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