George Orwell 's 1984 Chunks

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Meesha Hussain
LA 10 HONORS
Summer Assignment
George Orwell’s 1984 Chunks
Section 1-
1. The three slogans of the party are “WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH”, (Orwell, 7). At first glance, these slogans would appear absurd but after further investigation they ironically couldn’t be more true. War is Peace means that while the country is at war the people’s attention is diverted from seeing the corruption of the government. Nobody rebels against the government because they have a bigger issue to handle, the war. Ignorance is strength meaning that the people’s ignorance causes them to not question the Party which is the party’s idea of making the country strong. Freedom is slavery means that if people are given the freedom to do what they wish and show ideas that are not for the party, everybody becomes weak. They are imprisoned by the thoughts they conjure which means they cannot stand up against even one idea from the party.
2. The program of the Two Minutes Hate varied from day to day, “but there was none in which Goldstein was not the principal figure. He was the primal traitor, the earliest defiler of the Party 's purity. All subsequent crimes against the Party, all treacheries, acts of sabotage, heresies, deviations, sprang directly out of his teaching", (Orwell,13). The Two Minutes Hate is a daily ritual performed by members of the party who shout profanities at those who are enemies of their beloved party. The purpose of this is to make…

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