On Orwell's 1984 (Cliffs Notes) by Nikki Moustaki, Gilbert Borman

By Nikki Moustaki, Gilbert Borman

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CliffsNotes on 1984 introduces you to the trendy global as imagined via George Orwell, a spot the place people don't have any keep watch over over their very own lives, the place approximately each confident feeling is squelched, and the place humans reside in distress, worry, and repression.
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38 CliffsNotes Orwell's 1984 Glossary superfluous being more than is needed, useful, or wanted; surplus; excessive. simian of or like an ape or monkey. stoneware a dense, opaque, glazed or unglazed pottery containing clay, silica, and feldspar and fired at a high heat. sordid meanly selfish. beseech to ask (someone) earnestly; entreat; implore. clamorous loudly demanding or complaining. remonstrances protests, complaints, or expostulations. catechism a formal series of questions and answers. Critical Commentaries: Part II, Chapters IX and X 39 Chapters IX and X Summary Winston is exhausted after working many long hours in the Ministry of Truth, helping to “rectify” the misinformation in all of the documents published by the Party for the past five years.

Here, in his conversations with O’Brien, Winston learns about the Party’s ideology and debates with O’Brien about the spirit of Man. Winston is able to look at himself in the mirror, a ruined, crushed human being, for which O’Brien mocks him. Winston discovers that Julia has betrayed him, but he has not yet betrayed Julia. Finally, O’Brien tells Winston what he knew all along—that he will eventually be shot—but is ambiguous about when. Commentary Winston’s horrors and fear are brought to light in these chapters: He is betrayed by Julia and O’Brien, he is tortured and ruined, and every hope he had for a future without the Party is destroyed.

Critical Commentaries: Part III, Chapter VI 49 Ultimately, Winston loves Big Brother, and will, presumably, spend the rest of his life loving him and waiting for the bullet in the back of his neck to set him free. 50 CliffsNotes Orwell's 1984 Appendix Summary The appendix to 1984 is Orwell’s explanation of Oceania’s official language, Newspeak, of which there are many examples throughout the text, such as doublethink and duckspeak, and discusses the purpose for its conception. Newspeak consists of the A vocabulary, the B vocabulary, and the C vocabulary.

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