My apologies for not posting the homework questions last night.  Here they are:

Part II, End

  1. At the end of Part II, Winston’s paperweight is shattered.  What does this symbolize?  Explain. (2)

 Part III, Chapter 1

  1. Where is Winston? How is he treated there and why? Which of Winston’s acquaintances is in the same place and why? (4)
  2. What happens between the starving man and the chinless man? (1)
  3. What effect to the words “Room 101” have on the skull-faced man? (1)
  4. Who truly is O’Brien? What do he and Charrington have in common? (2)

Part III, chapter 2

  1. What sort of treatment does Winston receive? What is O’Brien attempting to teach Winston? (2)
  2. O’Brien explains how the Inner Party avoids the mistakes of past totalitarian governments. State in your own words what O’Brien means. (2)
  3. What effect does the (painless) shock treatment have on Winston? (1)
  4. What questions does Winston ask O’Brien and what are the responses? (2)

 To do over the 2 week break:

  • Finish 1984 if you have not done so alread.
  • Complete Response Journals 5 & 6: due Wednesday January 6
  • Complete 1984 final creative project: due Wednesday January 6


Well done class!  We finished Twelfth Night before the break!  No English homework for the next two weeks.  If you want to watch a funny movie, I recommend She’s the Man – a modernized version of Twelfth Night that takes place in a high school.



Well done class!  The personal essay competition was fantastic!  I enjoyed hearing all of your stories! 

To do over the 2 week break:

  • Finish reading Finnie Walsh if you have not done so already.
  • Complete your verbal visual essay: due Tuesday, January 5th.