Part 1, Chapters 6 and 7 Questions and Answers
- What does Winston believe is a person’s own worst enemy?
- What is artsem?
- What was the one thing Winston found unendurable about being married to Katharine?
- What memory torments Winston even after he writes it in his diary?
- Where does Winston believe hope lies?
- What is the Party’s slogan regarding proles?
- Who were Jones, Aaronson, and Rutherford?
- What is proved by the photograph Winston came across in 1973?
- Who does Winston realize he is writing his diary for?
- What does Winston write that freedom is?
- Winston believes a person’s own worst enemy is his or her nervous system, which could betray inner feelings or thoughts at any time.
- Artsem is Newspeak for artificial insemination, which is the only method by which the Junior Anti-Sex League believes children should be conceived.
- The one thing Winston found unendurable about being married to Katharine was sex.
- Winston is tormented by the memory of having slept with an elderly prostitute.
- Winston believes that hope lies with the proles.
- The slogan is “Proles and animals are free.”
- Jones, Aaronson, and Rutherford were the only surviving original members of the Revolution (apart from Big Brother); Rutherford was a caricaturist. The three men were pardoned of the crimes to which they confessed and reinstated in the Party, but they were later rearrested and executed after confessing again.
- The photograph proves that the confessions of Jones, Aaronson, and Rutherford were false.
- Winston realizes he is writing his diary for O’Brien.
- Winston writes that “freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four.”