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FC: ABCs of 1984 By: Ryan Gridley
1: A is for allude | In the novel 1984, the only way to truly communicate with another rebel/ally against the government is through allusion. Cameras and microphones are hidden everywhere to ensure this doesn't happen | Take a hint!
2: B is for Big Brother | Big Brother is the leader of the government in the book 1984
3: C is for Comrade | In the book 1984, this is what others must refer to each other as because everyone in the party is "equal."
4: D is for Dystopia | The book 1984 is a dystopia because individuality and intelligent thought will get you killed; they are against the rules. The citizens are trained not to have any personality and believe anything the government tells them.
5: E is for Eurasia and Eastasia | There are three superstates in the world in the setting of 1984, and the protagonist's superstate is constantly at war with these superstates.
6: F is for "Freedom is Slavery" | This is one of the many slogans in the book 1984 that contribute to "mind controlling." | "Like a leaden knell the words came back at him: WAR IS PEACE FREEDOM IS SLAVERY IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH This shows that this slogan brainwashes because every time someone has a question it seems Big Brother can always answer you. The words are programmed into the citizens' brains.
7: G is for Government | Many dystopia stories are the way they are because of how the government works.
8: H is for Handicap | In the story Harrison Bergeron everyone skilled is required to wear a handicap.
9: I is for Ingsoc | The political idea of the superstate is Ingsoc. It consists of three classes: The Inner party, The Outer Party, and The Proletariat ("Proles").
10: J is for Julia | Julia is a major character in the book 1874 as she breaks the rules with the protagonist. She does not believe in the same concepts as Winston, but nevertheless breaks rules just to break them.
11: K is for Kill | In the book 1984 the government ills anyone who could be a potential threat. The government wants to ensure there is no chance for any rebellion.
12: L is for Love | Love is something that in the book 1984 is impossible anymore. Because individuality and thought are restricted, so is the feeling of love. In other words, love for other people is illegal.
13: M is for Ministry of Love | This is the place people go if they are against Ingsoc and Big Brother. They are tortured and manipulated until they love Big Brother.
14: N is for Newspeak | Newspeak is the new language in the book 1984 where vocabulary slowly gets smaller, so individuality and comprehensive thinking are almost impossible to achieve.
15: O is for Oceania | Oceania is the superstate the protagonist in 1984 lives in. IT is constantly at war with the other two superstates.
16: P is for the Party | The Party consists of two social classes: The Inner Party and The Outer Party. These people are the most brainwashed by the government and they help it function.
17: Q is for Question | Protagonists will often question the existing government. The protagonist in 1984, Winston, questions his government by breaking some of the rules.
18: R is for Rebel | Winston in 1984 is a rebel as he contradicts many of the government rules. These actions are known as "thoughtcrime."
19: S is for Surveillance | Everybody in the Party is under constant surveillance with cameras and microphones everywhere. There is almost no getting away with thoughtcrime.
20: T is for Telescreen | These are devices used for surveillance. There is a camera and microphone equipped with every telescreen. Police officers can talk through them.
21: U is for Utopia | This is the opposite of a dystopia. In a utopia everything, including government is perfect.
22: T is for Telescreen
23: U is for Utopia
24: V is for Vaporize | THis is what happens to criminals in the book 1984. THey disappear at night, and often have a public trial and execution. Then they get vaporized. They cease to exist.
25: W is for Winston | Winston is the protagonist in 1984. He believes there is something wrong with his government, and he wants to fix what is wrong with rebellion.
26: X is for Execute | Criminals in 1984 will be publicly executed after a trial for thoughtcrime.
27: Y is for Year | What year is it? | In 1984 not many people can recall the year as it is deemed not useful by the government.
28: Z is for Zilch | Once a person is captured by the police in 1984, they cease to exist. The government destroys any past information and records on them and eventually everyone forgets about them. They become zilch, zero, nothing. Real man has now been replaced by robotic people obeying to Big Brother, | "Do you understand that you are alone? You are outside history, nonexistent."