Part 2, Chapter 5 Questions and Answers
- What detail is enough to tell Winston that Syme has “ceased to exist”—or rather, has “never existed”?
- For what event are the Ministries preparing?
- What is depicted on the new posters that suddenly appear all over London?
- Why do the proles burn down an old couple’s house?
- What is the only practicable plan Winston and Julia discuss for their future (but do not actually intend to carry out)?
- What does Julia believe is the only way to rebel against the Party?
- What does Julia believe about the rocket bombs that has never occurred to Winston before?
- What does Winston argue about with Julia and eventually convince her of?
- What does Winston tell Julia that she thinks is “brilliantly witty”?
- On whom does Winston think the Party is most successful in imposing its worldview?
- Winston sees that Syme’s name has disappeared from a printed list of the members of the Chess Committee on the notice board in the vestibule of the Records Department.
- The Ministries are preparing for Hate Week.
- The new posters depict a Eurasian soldier marching forward while pointing a submachine gun.
- The proles burn down the house of an old couple they suspect are foreign spies directing rocket bombs through wireless (radio) waves.
- The only practicable plan Winston and Julia discuss is committing suicide together.
- Julia believes the only way to rebel against the Party is by “secret disobedience” or “isolated acts of violence.”
- Julia believes the rocket bombs are deployed by the government of Oceania against its own citizens.
- Winston argues with Julia and eventually convinces her of the fact that Oceania was at war with Eastasia, not Eurasia, until four years ago.
- Winston tells Julia that she is “only a rebel from the waist downwards.”
- Winston thinks the Party is most successful in imposing its worldview on people who are unable to actually understand that worldview.