1984, a famous 20th century classic by George Orwell is most often read by school students. I avoided reading it as long as possible and it is the only book I’ve ever thrown! But reading it and especially discussing it is very worthwhile! Watch the review on this one for tips on how to have a better experience and cautions for younger readers.
Themes: control; power; love; education; truth; violence
1- How could there be no laws and no law-making body? What does this mean? What are the implications and consequences?
2- What is the purpose of the 2 min. hate? Why does prayer and homage bother him more than the hate?
3- Is it true that if you control the present you control the past and the future? If so, why? What does this mean for leaders, parents, managers, owners and governments?
4- Are Americans today more like the party members or the Proles? Why?
5- What do the slogans mean? What other slogans represent their society?