1984 Thesis Topic Assignment: 2 Page Min/Max WITH an outlineSynthesis Paper: Take everything that you have learned about the book, the character, the themes, the conflicts, and reflect.

Directions: For this wikispace, you have a couple responsibilities. First, you have to post your basic argument as the subject line for your post so people can easily locate the topic. Then, once they open up your post, they should find your raw and unseasoned thesis statement (will be perfected later). Finally, you will need to list your topic sentences that will support your thesis statement. Underneath of this information, include some concerns, questions, or more explanation that will help others help you.

Required: One Original Post and I'm going to need you to check in on three other people minimum (although, I feel embarrassed to ask you to have a minimum because I know how many people benefit from your feedback). Mrs. Overly will NOT be replying so help each other. Suggest really great quotes that you think would work perfect for his/her paper. Add onto their idea to make it BETTER.
*Just because I'm not replying doesn't mean I'm not spying, so if I see someone in desperate crisis, I'll find you.
Don't worry everyone; Mrs. Overly is watching.


Brainstorm these ideas and after writing down all the different directions you can head, narrow in on a topic specific enough for a two page essay.

-What is Orwell doing with this novel, the names of the characters, the hopeful build up and dreadful conclusion of this story, the fact that by the end nobody knows what to believe?

-We began this unit talking about how to solve the world's problems. Oceania HAS addressed the issues we listed on the board and yet, most people are STILL unhappy with the social setting. Can humans really exist in a utopia and if not, why bother trying to make the world a better place anyway?

-Orwell said this story was meant to be a warning which is difficult to imagine since the 'struggle' was over long before we even began the book...so, what's the point?

-Can this book really be a mirror of modern day America or are people taking this idea too far?

-Why did New York Times suggest that this book is one of the most important lessons for our up and coming generations to read?

- Out of all the messages inside this fictional novel, which message do YOU believe is the most important non-fiction lesson for Americans to remember as they become active and responsible members of this society?

-(For my history peeps) This book has been banned throughout much of Africa, Saudi Arabia,Germany and Russia in the past and continues to be banned in areas of the world still today. What are these governments so threatened by with this novel? What 'evil' lurks inside these pages?

-How do you interpret the ambigious ending at the end of this novel. What was Orwell doing here?