Chapter 6 1984 Reading Questions

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Chapter VI
1.Where does Winston spend his time now? He spends his time at the Chestnut Tree Pub; he drinks lots and lots of gin and is catered to by the waiter whenever he is running out of gin to drink.

2.What is unique about chess in the world of Oceania? The fact that white always mates; black has never won in the Oceania world.

3.What does Julia admit to Winston? She admits that she betrayed Winston (Winston also proceeds to say that he betrayed Julia).

4.How often does Winston go to work and what is he working on? Winston goes to work twice a week; he works on a sub-committee of a sub-committee that dealt with minor issues in the eleventh edition of the Newspeak dictionary.

5.What game does Winston remember playing with his mother and sister? Winston remembers playing Snakes and Ladders with his mother and sister.

6.What does Winston decide about this memory? He decides that it is a “false memory” and that they did not matter as long as one knew what the memories stood for; he proceeds to smile at the portrait of Big Brother and his legs convulse as the announcement is made that Oceania won the war.

Short Answer Questions for Entire Novel
1.During Winston's stay in the Ministry of Love, O'Brien asks Winston, "How does one man exert his power over another" to which Winston replies, "By making him suffer". Explain how The Party is able to maintain control and power over its citizens (proles and party members alike) by making them suffer. Cite examples from the text to support your answer.

There are several instances in which The Party makes the citizens suffer; for instance, in part three, Winston’s elbow is smashed as O’Brien identifies himself as a member of the Ministry of Love. It is at this very moment when Winston comes up with the hypothesis that no one can be a hero if they are physically tortured. There is also the example of the party members doing exercises like toe touches (Winston particularly has trouble...
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