Homework: Quote Analysis.  For each of the following quotations, (a) provide the context of the quotation.  That is, describe what is happening in the novel at the time (1 mark); and (b) discuss the significance of the quotation.  Things to consider include what the quotation reveals about the characters or society in which they live.  Also, consider irony, conflict, foreshadowing, etc…  (4 marks).  Total value: 25 marks

  1. “One of these days, thought Winston with sudden deep conviction, Syme will be vaporized.  He is too intelligent.  He sees too clearly and speaks too plainly.” (p. 56)
  2. If there is hope, wrote Winston, it lies in the proles” (p. 72)
  3. “Everything faded into mist.  The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became truth.” (p. 78)
  4. “The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears.  It was their final, most essential command.” (p.84)
  5. Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four.  If that is granted, all else follows. (p. 84)


Tonight, study for you Act I quiz.  Know the characters and the plot.  It would be a wise idea to review your Act I worksheet.


Reading: to page 82 (diamond)

Homework:  Think  of 2 or 3 possible topics for your personal essay.