five of the prompts below. Write 250-500 words on each prompt incorporating quotes
from the novel for support. Compile
your entries in a finalized format with a creative cover page and a table
of contents—do not hand in projects in binders, folders, etc.
Prompts to choose from:
up 10 Newspeak words. Create
a dictionary comprised of these entries (not found in the novel—you
create them). Follow the
format found in dictionaries: include pronunciation, what part of
speech the word is, a definition or two and use the word in a sample
with the appendix “The Principles of Newspeak.” Summarize the article, then write two or more paragraphs
arguing for or against its validity in our world today (i.e. do you
see examples of “Newspeak” in our world?).
diary entries for the three major parts of the novel.
These entries can be from Winston’s, Julia’s,
or O’Brien’s points of view.
the role of war in 1984 to the role of war in our society
today. Are there
Think of the way war is discussed by politicians and in the
media. Are there
parallels between war in 1984 and war today?
the way Julia chooses to subvert or rebel against the system.
Argue in favor of or against her rationale and method.
are the “proles” in our society?
Compare them to the proles in the novel. Do you think they are freer than other members in
society? Why or why not?
in detail the way that the three principles of the Party “work”
throughout the novel.
who / what Big Brother is. Explain
how Big Brother exists in our culture today.
a newspaper story that follows the principals of Newspeak.
Stay true to the purpose information serves in Winston’s
society. Your story can
be about themes, characters, happenings in the novel, or you can write
about current happenings in the world today.
through the sections of Goldstein’s book from the novel.
Respond to what Goldstein has to say and draw parallels from
the world today.
O’Brien’s interrogation process.
Is it torture or rehabilitation?
Explain what room 101 is literally and symbolically.
What would be in your room 101?
and explain the "Two Minutes of Hate" meetings. What
is the purpose of "Two Minutes of Hate?" Who is our
You may create one prompt of your own; however, you must
approve it with me before you respond (i.e. no making your own
at 11pm the night before this is due).
Submission Guidelines: Worth 150 points.
All entries must be typed or written in ink.
Follow MLA format.
You must have a total of 15 quotes throughout. Save
for the Newspeak dictionary, all entries must have at least one quote from
the novel for support—if not more.
All projects should have a creative cover page with
an image or art of some kind.