For this assignment, you will create an argumentative essay response to one of the provided prompts listed below for the novel “1984”. This response will need an introduction, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion (five paragraphs, and 60 points in total). You should have two quotes with page numbers for each body paragraph Your final body paragraph will act as a rebuttal against your position’s counterclaim. Also, please remember you are not permitted to write in the first person in your response (“I think,” “I believe,” “my opinion is,” etc.).
What power do the common people have in 1984? What does
Winston think about the “proles?” Are the proles a symbol of hope or oppression within the novel? Why?
Describe Winston’s character as it relates to his attitude toward the Party.
Do Winton’s feelings of being powerless ultimately lead to his downfall? Did he create a self-fulfilling prophecy? Why or why not?
Throughout 1984, the Party exercises psychological manipulation and physical control over its citizens with the help of technology. Which one is more effective for controlling the masses? Why?