Terrorists have become enemy combatants.
What do you think are some of the larger issues at hand here? Does the story end the way you expected? What specific function does the Party's directive on sexual interaction serve?
What types of conflict physical, moral, intellectual, or emotional are in this novel? In the afterword, the commentator describes as "a warning. For example, Big Brother claims that Oceania has always been at war with East Asia even though months before it was at war with Eurasia.
What opinion do you think each one has of Winston? How is sexual repression used to oppress the people of Oceana? Why do you think words like Big Brother and Newspeak have entered into our everyday lexicon?
During his final encounter with O'Brien, Winston argues that, if all else fails, the inherent nature of the individual—the "spirit of man"—is strong enough to undermine a society such as that created by The Party.
What qualities does he posses that could define him as one? Would you want to meet the characters? How does the age difference between Julia and Winston affect how they view the actions of Big Brother and the government?