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From chapters 7 to 10 in part 2, write an analysis on three important or interesting...

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danielb77 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 12, 2013 at 7:15 PM via web

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From chapters 7 to 10 in part 2, write an analysis on three important or interesting passages considering the following points:

-surprising or startling moments

-moments where the author seems to be establishing or developing a theme

-confusing situations or passages (hard to "get" for you or for others)

-uses of symbols or striking imagery

-introduction or last words of an important character

-parallel events or characters

-use of dramatic irony, foreshadowing, juxtaposition

-controversial events that might provoke different opinions

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noahvox2 | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted July 12, 2013 at 8:28 PM (Answer #1)

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One of the key moments in Part 2, Chapter 7, occurs when Winston recalls how he had greedily eaten all of the chocolate ration that was to be shared by him, his mother, and his sister. He recalls grabbing the chocolate, fleeing from their apartment, and eating the chocolate. When he returned to the apartment, his mother and sister were gone. This sort of betrayal may forshadow Winston's betrayal of Julia later on in the novel.

In Part 2, Chapter 8, a crucial moment occurs when Winston and Julia meet with O'Brien and confess their willingness to work against the Party. Winston seals his fate in this chapter as he promises to commit all manner of horrific deeds to undermine the Party. Winston will later have these promises cast back at him when the Thought Police capture, interrogate, and torture him.

Finally, in Part 2, Chapter 9, Winston finally gets to read the notoriously subversive book that Goldstein supposedly wrote. As Winston reads the book, Orwell's readers will note the extreme irony in the fact that the societies of Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia are really not that different from one another. All three have a revered "Big Brother-type" leader, heirarchical societies, and economies that are designed around war.




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