Analysis of Goldstein’s Book - 1984 by George Orwell - Questions, Map of Oceania

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Updated in 2022! Analyze Emmanuel Goldstein’s “Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism” (Part 2, Chapter 9 of George Orwell’s 1984). This resource includes guided reading questions, a map worksheet, and a literary analysis activity.  Suitable for online learning and Google Classroom®!

Included with this Analysis Activity for Goldstein’s Book in 1984:

✏️  Guided Reading Comprehension Questions for Goldstein’s Book - Digital & Print

  • Examine key definitions and terms, characteristics of Big Brother, goals of the Party, and more

✏️  Interactive Map of Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia - Digital & Print

✏️  Literary Analysis Activity for “The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism” - Digital & Print

  • Explore Analogy, Aphorisms, Paradoxes, and more!

✏️  Detailed Answer Key

✏️ Teacher Instructions for using this resource

How to use this Analysis Activity for Goldstein’s Book in 1984:

1984 by George Orwell is a classic dystopian novel recounting one man's rebellion against an oppressive and restrictive regime. Rich with parallels to historical and modern societies, this story highlights themes surrounding propaganda, surveillance, misinformation, and mass control.

Students may be interested to learn that Orwell's original draft of 1984 has been entirely rewritten; the only remaining part of the draft is Emmanuel Goldstein's "Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism," which is delivered in part 2, chapter 9. 

Dense with theory, this section of the text can be a challenge for students; however, it serves as the foundation of the novel and is therefore important to read closely.

With the help of these guided reading comprehension questions, students will be prompted to pay close attention to the key areas of this manuscript to gain a deeper understanding of Goldstein's book.

This resource is divided into three parts:

-Part A includes 13 comprehension questions.  These guided reading questions prompt students to think deeply about different aspects of Goldstein's theory and communicate their knowledge and comprehension in their own words.  These questions analyze the following aspects of George Orwell’s 1984:

  • Definitions of key terms and phrases including “oligarchical collectivism,” “doublethink,” “War is Peace,” and more
  • Characteristics of war over time
  • The goals of the Party
  • The characteristics of Big Brother
  • Class distinctions and relationships between classes
  • And more!

- Part B includes a blank interactive map that prompts students to identify the boundaries of Oceania, Eastasia, and Eurasia.

- Part C has students analyze different literary devices within Goldstein’s book, including:

  • Aphorism
  • Analogy
  • Personification
  • Metaphor
  • And more!

These inquiry-based questions and activities are sure to challenge your students and support them in analyzing this important chapter in George Orwell’s 1984!

⭒ For classrooms utilizing Google Classroom® ⭒

To access the digital version of these worksheets, simply follow the instructions within the resource to copy the files directly to your Google Drive®.

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Love this as a companion to 1984. Really helped my students think deeply! Thanks for the well-made resource!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).
Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.


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