Book 1 Chapter 7. By: Lindsay Reicoff. Vocabulary. Criminality -The state, quality, or fact of being criminal -There was a vast amount of criminality in London, a whole world –within-a-world of thieves, bandits, prostitutes, drug peddlers and racketeers of every description.
By: Lindsay Reicoff
-There was a vast amount of criminality in London, a whole world –within-a-world of thieves, bandits, prostitutes, drug peddlers and racketeers of every description.
-Great areas of it even for a Party member, were neutral and nonpolitical, a matter of slogging through dreary jobs, fighting for a place on the Tube, darning a warn-out sock, cadging a saccharine tablet, saving a cigarette end.
-After confessing to these things they had been pardoned, reinstated in the party and given posts which were in fact sinecures but which sounded important.
Untouchables-Being beyond the reach of criticism, impeachment, or attack
-But also they were outlaws, enemies, untouchables, doomed with absolute certainty to extinction within a year or two.
-But when Winston glanced again at Rutherford's face ruinous face he saw that his eyes were full of tears.
-He picked up the children's book and looked at the portrait of Big Brother which formed its frontispiece.
-This is a simile, because it is comparing the proles shaking themselves off to horses getting flies off of them. This contributed to the text by giving us a vision of how strong the proles are showing us there power of being able to blow up the party at any time.
-The café symbolizes the old Soviet Union Coffee shop where the leaders of the government would meet to discuss their dominance over their disliked employees. It can also symbolize an old nursery rhyme that Orwell probably got its name from that was prevalent in the days when he was growing up. Its words were "under the spreading chestnut tree, I kissed you and you kissed me" but in 1984 he changes those words to "under the spreading chestnut tree I sold you and you sold me.“ The café contributes to the text by giving us an idea of how the party members met and discussed things.
Left to themselves, like cattle turned loose upon the plains of Argentina, they had reverted to a style of life that appeared to be neutral to them, a sort of ancestral pattern.
-This is a simile, because it is comparing the women fighting over the Cooking pots to Cattle turned loose upon the plains of Argentina. This contributed to the text by giving us a vision of how feisty the women were and how desperate they were to get a cooking pot, also how they were running and yelling at people to move so they could get a flimsy
mob of two or three hundred women crowding around the stalls of a
street market with faces as tragic as though they had been the doomed passengers on a sinking ship.
-This is a simile, because he is comparing the women's faces to the face of person who was on a sinking ship. This contributed to the text by showing how revengeful the women can be, so Winston was wondering why they couldn’t be like that towards the government.
But simultaneously, true to the principles of double think the Party taught that the proles are natural inferiors who must be kept in subjection, like animals, by the application of a few simple rules.
1.Why does Winston think the proles are "unconscious?”
2.What doe Jones, Aaronson, and Rutherford symbolize when winston sees them at the Chestnut Tree Café?
3.What does Winston mean by the Quote “If there is hope it lies in the proles?”
4.Why does Orwell keep referring to “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows?”
5.What would you have done with the picture Winston received through the tubes of Jones, Aaronson, and Rutherford?