HW10 due 11/25 (11/26 for 10G): 1984 and Thesis

1. 1984–Complete the novel! I hope your annotating game is strong.
2. Essay–You have had two opportunities to gather your thoughts around various Points of Analysis combinations. This weekend, working with the points of analysis that you already written about (forum response and in-class writing activity) or new ones (now that you are finished with the novel), you are to come up with TWO compelling ARGUMENTS (One argument with an in-text so what and one with an out-of-text so what).

  • In-Text: In 1984, George Orwell’s juxtaposition of the Prole Woman with Julia creates the internal, ethical conflict necessary for Winston’s final betrayal and his subsequent love of Big Brother.
  • Out-of-Text: In 1984, the Party’s reliance on mental, emotional, and intellectual manipulation within the outer party as opposed to the Proles leads to the self-deception necessary for the inherently dehumanized nature of historical hierarchical societies.

Both thesis statements SHOULD BE TYPED.  HOWEVER, I am most interested in the process leading up to each thesis. So, I expect you to bring in the process for each. That process should reflect great effort and thought. Again, bring in the HANDWRITTEN process as well. Remember, we want to have a rocking thesis by Wednesday so we have nothing to fret over during the upcoming break.
3. We have a three-day week ahead of us and I expect that we will make the most of each day, so bring your A game every period. Some of you have really stepped up your academic game; others have stepped up their academic game and are also learning a little something beyond mere intellectualization (Bravo); some of you are flatlining; and others still are regressing. Recognize your intellectual/academic place in class, and act accordingly making changes where necessary.

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