Monday, January 27, 2014

Period Four 1984 Liveblog/Fishbowl pgs. 167-224


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  1. In pages 167-224, I had many questions, including:
    Why were Inner Party members allowed to turn off their telescreens, and why only for around half-an-hour?
    Why does O'Brien tell Winston and Julia, "You understand, that you will be fighting in the dark, You will always be in the dark." when he is explaining the Brotherhood and what they will have to do?
    What is the significance of the old rhyme, "Oranges and lemons, say the bells of St. Clement's..." and why is it brought up so much?
    Is there a reason why on the sixth day of Hate Week, it is announced that Oceania was at war with Eastasia (even though just minutes before they had been at war with Eurasia)? Why would it be announced during Hate Week and not during any other average week?
    Why did George Orwell include a long passage of 'the book' that Goldstein wrote? Is it to make clear to new members of the Brotherhood what the Party was actually doing and what's actually going on in the world?
    Why does Julia not seem to care when Winston reads 'the book' to her? After all, she's the one that seemed the most excited about joining the Brotherhood, and this book would only help her.
    Has Mr. Charrington been giving information to the Party the whole time Winston and Julia were in the hidden room?
    Why would Mr.Charrington and the Party choose now to expose Winston and Julia and not wait until longer when they could gather more information from them?