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Part Three: III, IV, V, VI
1. According to O’Brien, what are the three stages of Winston’s reintegration?
2. What does Winston find out about the Book?
3. Winston learns why the Party seeks power. What is the reason?
4. How has Winston changed physically during his imprisonment? What does he do after he sees
himself in the mirror?
5. What is Winston’s answer when O’Brien asks, “Can you think of a single degradation that has not
happened to you?” How does O’Brien respond?
6. While Winston is exercising himself in Crimestop, he calls out, “Julia1 Julia! Julia, my love! Julia!”
What does this show about him? What happens to him as a result? Include his conversation in the
room with O’Brien.
7. According to O’Brien, what is in Room 101 in general? What is this for Winston in particular?
8. Describe the scene with the cage. Tell what is in the cage. Tell the outcome of the scene.
9. Describe what happens when Winston and Julia meet after they have been released. Include the
verse that Winston hears.
10. What is Winston thinking at the end of the novel?
Part I: Using Prior Knowledge and Contextual Clues
Below are the sentences in which the vocabulary words appear in the text. Read the sentence. Use any clues you can find in the sentence combined with your prior knowledge, and write what you think the italicized words mean in the space provided.
1. A thousand times better than Winston, he knew what the world was really like, in what degradation the mass of human beings lived and by what lies and barbarities the Party kept them there.
2. We are different from all the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing.
3. “I told you, Winston,” he said, “that metaphysics is not your strong point.”
4. Men are infinitely malleable.
5. But the truly frightening thing was the emaciation of his body.
6. Even when he was awake he was completely torpid.
7. He had capitulated; that was agreed.
8. Now he had retreated one step further: in the mind he had surrendered, but he had hoped to keep
the inner heart inviolate.
9. It was a moment of reconciliation, when the nagging hunger in his belly was forgotten and his
earlier affection for her had temporarily revived.
10. He thought how ten minutes ago–yes, only ten minutes–there had still been equivocation in his heart as he wondered whether the news from the front would be of victory or defeat.
Part II: Determining the Meaning
Match the vocabulary words to their dictionary definitions.
___ 1. degradation A. dull, inactive
___ 2. oligarchies B. gave up
___ 3. metaphysics C. losing flesh; wasting away
___ 4. malleable D. an attempt to explain reality and knowledge
___ 5. emaciation E. unbroken; uninjured
___ 6. torpid F. able to be shaped or molded
___ 7. capitulated G. bringing together again in friendship
___ 8.inviolate H. a worn or broken down condition
___ 9. reconciliation I. not making a commitment on a matter
___ 10. equivocation J. governments that are ruled by only a few people