1984 Project/Significant Events
Rachel, Maci, Koa, Jaden
Event # 1 - Winstons Writes his first Diary entry
1.The first most important event in my perspective is when Winston writes his first diary entry. I think this is important because it is his first act of rebellion against the government and it is what sets the tone for the story. By writing in this diary knowing that the possibility of him being vaporized for it also develops his character very well in the beginning because it shows he is someone like an underdog, who wants to stop the government from doing these things to the people, he sees how desperate the need for change is and his first diary entry represents this whole message.
Quote: "He had given a quick glance up and down the street and then had slipped inside and bought the book for two dollars fifty. At the time he was not conscious of wanting it for any particular purpose. He had carried it guiltily home in his briefcase. Even with nothing written in it, it was a compromising possession" (1.1.13).
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Event #2- Two minutes of hate
Quote: "The horrible thing about the Two Minutes Hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but, on the contrary, that it was impossible to avoid joining in. Within thirty seconds any pretence was always unnecessary. A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledge-hammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people like an electric current, turning one even against one's will into a grimacing, screaming lunatic."
Event #3- Winston meets Julia
Quote: "It was something in your face...As soon as I saw you I knew you were against them" (p. 128).
Event #4- Intimacy in the field
Quote: "Have you done this before?""Of course. Hundreds of times
well scores of times anyway.""With Party members?""Yes, always with Party members" (2.2.48-51).
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Event #5- Rent
Quote: "Of all the crimes that a party member could commit , this one was the least possible to conceal" (Pg.137).
Event #6- Fears
Quote: “It’s nothing, I don’t like rats, that’s all.”
Event #7- Traveling to O'Briens
Quote: "It had been a rash act to come here at all, and sheer folly to arrive together; though it was true that they had come by different routes and only met on Obriens doorstep" (pg.167).
Event #8- Getting caught
Quote: " It occurred to Winston that for the first time in his life he was looking, with knowledge, at a member of the thought police" ( pg. 224).
Event #9- The cell
Quote: " The beatings grew less frequent, and became mainly a threat, a horror to which he could be sent back at any moment when his answers were unsatisfactory" (pg. 241).
Event #10- Room 101
Quote: " The thing that is in Room 101 is the worst thing in the world" (pg.283).