Can someone please come up with a sentence, not directly from the book 1984 (but written in the context of the book), for each of the following words: Inscrutable, discountenanced, gamboling. If...

Can someone please come up with a sentence, not directly from the book 1984 (but written in the context of the book), for each of the following words: Inscrutable, discountenanced, gamboling.

If possible, please include an illustration (Any picture) related to each word please (It can be a link to the picture).

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These words are from the first two chapters of George Orwell's 1984.

  • In Chapter I, Winston attends the required Two Minute Hate session in which people unleash all their hatred upon the Party enemy of Emmanuel Goldstein. While all the vituperation occurs, Winston begins to verbally abuse Big Brother, rail against thought control and other restrictions. It seems as though O'Brien understands as for a moment they make eye contact and O'Brien

seemed to be saying "I know precisely what you are feeling.. " and then the flash of intelligence was gone, and O'Brien's face was as inscrutable as everybody else's.

(new sentence) When near each other in a crowd, Julia and Winston were compelled to make their faces inscrutable, but their clasped hands told each other secrets.

PICTURE [In search engine, type in "dead-pan" face and you will see several of the deadpan comedy star Buster Keaton.]

  • In Chapter II as Winston secretively writes in his diary, he hears a disturbing knock at his door. When he answers it, Winston is relieved that it is only Mrs. Parson, the wife of a neighbor.

("Mrs." was a word somewhat discountenanced by the Party--you were supposed to call everyone "comrade"....)

(new sentence) With Newspeak words which meant the opposite of approved words were discountenanced by the Party. Instead, one simply put the prefix un- before the words.

  • Also in Chapter II, when Winston goes with Mrs. Parson in order to fix her sink, he observes the Parson children playing, acting out a scenario with the Thought Police:

Suddenly they were both leaping round him, shouting "Traitor!" and "Thought-criminal!" the little girl imitating her brother in every movement. It was somehow slightly frightening, like the gamboling of tiger cubs which will soon grow up into man-eaters.

(new sentence) The scampering and gamboling of the kittens was strikingly similar to the play of lion cubs.

PICTURE [For a picture, search for "tiger cubs playing" and there are several on utube.]

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