1984 Questions and Answers
by George Orwell

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How would you describe the Author's tone in 1984? Discuss the Author's tone in 1984. Does it add to or detract from the character's discourse?

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I will not tell you the tone, but rather how to figure it out for yourself.

To determine the tone, first look at Orwell's word choice, or diction. Notice if any words or phrases are repeated, or what the strongest words in the chapter are. Then determine the connotations of those words. How do they make you feel? This is most likely the tone of the novel.

You can also look at the imagery and the setting to determine tone. Is it raining or sunny? Are there clouds?

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