Slides in this set
Quotes in Part 1, Chapter 1
`BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU' constant suveillance and omnipresence of Big Brother
`DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER' Winston at this moment has gone against the part and commited a
`The Ministry of Truth, which concerned itself with news, entertainment, education and the fine arts.
The Ministry of Peace, which concerned itself with war. The Ministry of Love, which maintained
law and order. And the Ministry of Plenty, which was responsible for economic affairs.'-
oxymorons and the concept of consensus reality
`The horrible thing about the Two Minutes Hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but that it
was impossible to avoid joining in.'
`Then the face of Big Brother faded away again and instead the three slogans of the Party stood out in
WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH' contradiction / oxymoron / consensus reality, maintinace of
`Whether he went on with the diary, or whether he did not go on with it, made no difference. The
Thought Police would get him just the same. He had committed-- would still have committed,
even if he had never set pen to paper-- the essential crime that contained all others in itself.
Thoughtcrime, they called it. Thoughtcrime was not a thing that could be concealed forever. `- fear
and control, thoughtcrime is something not many undertsand. The thought police emulates the
Gestapo of Nazi Germany.…read more
Quotes in Part 1, continued
`If all records told the same tale -- then the lie passed into history and became truth.' the
control of the past and history being rewritten to destroy what is considered unorthodox
`He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.'
`Doubleplusungood' the constriction of language to limit expression and feelings.
`If there is hope... it lies in the proles.' the lowest class of society are the only ones that can rebel
and overthrow the Party because they are not under their surveillance. They are an threat even
thpugh the Party does not consider them as one.
`Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.'-
consensus reality, freedom and rebillion against what is thought to be socially conventional.…read more
Quotes in Part 2
"You're only a rebel from the waist downwards," he told her. her method of rebillion is not
thought through, she is promiscuous and simple minded, her chracter channels Orwell's dilike for
Quotes in Part 2, Chapter 9
· `There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world,
you were not mad.'
· The book fascinated him, or more exactly it reassured him. In a sense it told him nothing that was
new, but that was part of the attraction. It said what he would have said, if it had been possible for
him to set his scattered thoughts in order. It was the product of a mind similar to his own, but
enormously more powerful, more systematic, less fear-ridden. The best books, he perceived, are
those that tell you what you know already.
· All rulers in all ages have tried to impose a false view of the world upon their followers.- Think
about Hitler and his ideologies e.g .the Aryan race his anti semetic beleifs that had gained him
support and followers.
· War was a sure safeguard of sanity, and so far as the ruling classes were concerned it was
probably the most important of all safeguards. While wars could be won or lost, no ruling class
could be completely irresponsible.
· Sanity is not statistical.
· `The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love
with torture, and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation. `-contridiction/paradox…read more
Quotes in Part 3
· I tell you Winston, that reality is not external. Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else. Not in the
individual mind, which can make mistakes, and in any case soon perishes: only in the mind of the party, which
is collective and immortal. Whatever the party holds to be truth, is truth. It is impossible to see reality except
by looking through the eyes of the Party.
· "How can I help seeing what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four."
"Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at
once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane."
· We do not destroy the heretic because he resists us: so long as he resists us we never destroy him . We
convert him, we capture his inner mind, we reshape him. We burn all evil and all illusion out of him; we bring him
over to our side, not in appearance, but genuinely, heart and soul. We make him one of ourselves before we kill
him. [...] we make the brain perfect before we blow it out.
· The command of the old despotisms was Thou shalt not. The command of the totalitarians was Thou shalt. Our
command is Thou art.- Biblical lexis
· Never again will you be capable of ordinary human feeling. Everything will be dead inside you. Never again will
you be capable of love, or friendship, or joy of living, or laughter, or curiosity, or courage, or integrity . You
will be hollow. We shall squeeze you empty and then we shall fill you with ourselves .- indoctranation
· The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are
interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power. What pure
power means you will understand presently. We are different from all the oligarchies of the past, in that we know
what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites.…read more