This is a vibrant PowerPoint presentation to introduce students to Orwell’s 1984.
There is a total of 38 slides.
15 slides discuss Orwell’s life, his work, and his influences.
There are slides listing the characteristics of dystopian literature.
What follow is an overview of the novel, what students should know before they begin reading.
---Telescreen, propaganda and surveillance
---The Ministries, the contradiction of their title and their function
---The sacred principles of Ingsoc,
-------mutability of the past, and
---Big Brother, the historical parallel (Stalin and Hitler) and other 1984 parallels to those regimes
---The world of 1984, the superstates portrayed on a map
---The society of Oceania, the Inner Party, Outer Party, Proles
---Two-Minutes-Hate with an embedded video
---Goldstein and the Eurasian Army as the object of hate, emphasizing that if the citizens hate them, they will love Big Brother even more.
There are excerpts and quotes from the novel with citations.
At two points throughout the presentation, students are asked to reflect on the information and compare the world of 1984 to our own society.
I used red and black to match the official colors of Ingsoc.
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