What is 1984?
1984 is a dystopian novel written by George Orwell.
There are a few vocabulary terms which may be unfamiliar to you.
Dystopia - An imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one.
Totalitarian - Relating to a system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state.
Dictatorial - Of or typical of a ruler with total power.
Newspeak - Ambiguous euphemistic language used chiefly in political propaganda.
Doublethink - The acceptance of or mental capacity to accept contrary opinions or beliefs at the same time, especially as a result of political indoctrination.
In this unit, we will be reading 1984 by George Orwell. During reading, we will be thinking about several questions and themes.