What do you think about the manipulation of language and information to control human thought? How is that shown here in the first chapter?
What do you make of the Party’s Newspeak slogans: “War is Peace” Freedom is Slavery” and “Ignorance is Strength?” Do you feel the ideas and themes of surveillance and government control can relate to our lives today?
What is it about Winston’s life in Oceania you find the most similar to our lives today? Are there any of the same feelings or elements we can sympathize with in our current climate?