BC: About the Author | JoJo Farina is an eighth grader in Ms. Culligan's second period class. He enjoys reading and playing soccer in his free time, and his favorite subjects are science and math (sorry Ms. Culligan).
FC: D is for Doublethink 1984 By:George Orwell JoJo Farina
1: Map of the world in 1984 1984 By: George Orwell
2: A is for Anti-sex league
3: The Anti-sex league was created so that women had no desire for men, so they would not fall in love and realize how poor their life really is.
4: B is for Brotherhood
5: The Brotherhood is the main rebellion against the government and it is unknown whether or not it exists. Winston tries to join so he can help overthrow the government
6: C is for Crimestop
7: Crimestop is the idea where you stop yourself from thinking unorthodox thoughts on rebellion. The government uses it to keep the citizens loyal.
8: D is for Doublethink
9: Doublethink is a technique used by the government in which the person must believe whatever the government says and believe that what they always said was true. One would have to use doublethink on the shirt on the previous page to make it work.
10: E is for Eurasia
11: "‘With Eastasia. Good. And Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia, has it not?’" (Orwell, 246) Eurasia is the country Oceania is at war with at the end of the book. Using doublethink, a form of mind control, the government convinces the citizens that they were always at war with Eurasia and never EastAsia.
12: F is for Five
13: A common theme in 1984 is when O'brien teaches Winston that 2+2=5, meaning 2+2 (symbolizing any "fact") is whatever the government says it is.
14: G is for Golden Country
15: The Golden Country is Winston's idea of a Utopia, s perfect place where everything is peaceful and happy.
16: H is for Hate Week
17: "After six days of this, when the great orgasm was quivering to its climax and the general hatred of Eurasia had boiled up into such delirium that if the crowd could have got their hands on the 2,000 Eurasian war-criminals who were to be publicly hanged on the last day of the proceedings, they would unquestionably have torn them to pieces." (Orwell, 180) Hate week is a week where citizens are blasted with propaganda and finger pointing, that they have no control over themselves and will do whatever the government wants them to do.
18: I is for Ingsoc
19: Ingsoc is the party's social philosophy that only works if the citizens are completely submissive physically, physically, and emotionally with no independent thought.
20: J is for Julia
21: Julia is the main woman protagonist who, like Winston, is completely against the society. The coffee on the previous picture represents how she would break the rules and get real coffee.
22: K is for Kakistocracy
23: A kakistocracy is a government run by the worst people. On page 267, Obrien even admits that the government is not even trying to be fair: "The old civilizations claimed they were founded on love and justice. Ours is founded upon hatred." (Orwell, 267)
24: L | is for | Love
25: In order to prevent anyone from becoming a martyr, the government forces the criminal to love the party, so that when he is killed, he is with the party and not against it so it does not cause any conflict.
26: M is for | Ministry
27: There are four ministries in 1984, the ministry of love, plenty, peace, and truth. They all deal with the exact opposite of their name and all somehow distort the truths of the real world.
28: N is for nineteen eighty Four
29: 1984 is the supposed year of the story, though Winston does not know because the government has changed the facts so much, it is not actually clear what year it is.
30: O is for Oldspeak
31: "In Oldspeak it is called, quite frankly, ‘reality control’. In Newspeak it is called DOUBLETHINK." (Orwell, 214) Oldspeak is the language Oceania is trying to get away from. Oldspeak has words such as rebellion and revolt, which the party wants to completely demolish so that there is no way to express feelings of rebellion.
32: P is for | Party
33: The party is the upper class of Oceania with two parts. The inner party is the government while the outer party is the upper class who mostly work in the ministries. Anyone else is a low-class proletariat. The pyramid shows how unbalanced Oceania (and the world) is because the most wealthy are always the fewest and vice versa.
34: Q is for Questioning
35: Something you are not allowed to do in Oceania, and something Winston does fairly frequently. The goal of the party is to keep any citizen from thinking about and rebelling against the government
36: R is for rats
37: "Do it Julia! Do it to Julia! Not me! Julia!" (Orwell, 286). One of the techniques used to torture Winston was to use his biggest fear, rats, to get him to go against Julia and betray her. The picture is of flies because one of the author's biggest fears is the minute, little fly.
38: S is for | Surveillance
39: Winston believes, and he is right, that the inner party is always watching him and what he does. In 1984, there is no such thing as privacy, and you cannot even have thoughts to keep to your own head. The government is able to see those, too.
40: T is for Telescreen
41: "'Smith!' yelled a voice from the telescreen. '6079 Smith W! Hands out of pockets in the cells!"' (Orwell, 226). Telescreens are the tools the government uses to watch and listen to people. They strike fear into the people's hearts because they know if they do anything wrong, someone is watching and they could die.
42: U is for Unorthodox
43: It is considered unorthodox if one does not believe what they are supposed to, meaning what the government wants them to. Anyone who is considered unorthodox, is usually vaporized.
44: V is for Vaporize
45: "Syme had ceased to exist: he had never existed." (Orwell, 147).Vaporize is the term for when one is completely taken out of existence, where one is killed and all records of them are completely erased, thus, destroying his or her entire being.
46: W is for | Winston
47: Winston is the main protagonist who greatly questions the society he lives in and wants to it to go back to what he remembers it used to be.
48: X is for | eXtinct
49: "If you are a man, Winston, you are the last man; your kind is extinct." (Orwell, 270)When O'brien calls the human race extinct, he is talking about anyone who still has independent thought. O'brien is trying to tell Winston that the party will remain forever because no one even thinks anymore.
50: Y is for Youth
51: Throughout the book, there are several references to how the children have grown up in the world of Oceania and believe in i so much that they will even turn their parents in.
52: Z is for Zombie
53: The zombie is a metaphor to how no one in the world of Oceania has independent thought. They all move like zombies working as one brain - whatever the inner party thinks.