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Series: Powering through Prose: 1984


Building Paragraphs 1

Building Paragraphs 1

Learn how to write brilliant analytical paragraphs to discuss themes (and much more) in George Orwell’s ‘1984’. Watch us build two structured body paragraphs that would fit right into an extended response. The paragraphs will relate to two...Show More
Building Paragraphs 2

Building Paragraphs 2

Learn how to write brilliant analytical paragraphs to discuss themes (and much more) in George Orwell’s ‘1984’. Watch us build two structured body paragraphs that would fit right into an extended response. The paragraphs will relate to...Show More
Context

Context

Watch this video to learn about Orwell’s world and its influence on the novel ‘1984’. Big Brother and the Thought Police might seem totally fictional, but they reflect history. Explore the author’s personal history, from his experiences...Show More
Theme of Individuality and Identity

Theme of Individuality and Identity

What makes you, you? This lesson explores the theme of individuality and identity in George Orwell’s ‘1984’. Learn about the precious link between Winston’s memories and his identity. Watch out for the forces that threaten Winston’s...Show More
Theme of Language and Communication

Theme of Language and Communication

Newspeak? Thoughtcrime? Doublethink? What do these words really mean? This lesson explores the theme of language and communication in George Orwell’s ‘1984’. Discover how politicians can manipulate and corrupt the English language. See how...Show More
Theme of Love and Relationships

Theme of Love and Relationships

Why did Orwell include a love story in his dystopian novel? This lesson explores the theme of love and relationships in George Orwell’s ‘1984’. See how Winston’s attitudes towards Julia, relationships and love develop throughout the...Show More
Theme of Power and Totalitarianism

Theme of Power and Totalitarianism

Why don’t the people of Oceania revolt against the Party and Big Brother? This lesson explores the theme of power and totalitarianism in George Orwell’s ‘1984’. Discover the Party’s tools of control, including the Thought Police and...Show More
Theme of Surveillance

Theme of Surveillance

Don’t forget, Big Brother is watching you. This lesson explores the theme of surveillance in George Orwell’s ‘1984’. Uncover the different types of surveillance found in Airstrip One, including telescreens, the Thought Police and...Show More