Due 11/15: 1984, Goldstein’s Book

1. 1984–Read and annotate “Goldstein’s Book” through p. 201. Most of this reading represents another narrative shift for Orwell topped off with one of the great plot twists in all of literature. He steps away from the traditional narrative to introduce a couple of Chapters from Goldstein’s Book. As I told you, this reads as nonfiction and may be difficult for some of you but I want you to consider why Orwell would abandon his narrative to introduce the book. Also, I would like you to think about any connections to our world. As this is heavy reading, I would suggest you break it up into two manageable reading sessions.

There will be a reading quiz on this reading (our first of the year).

2. Class Forum–Post your paragraph by midnight Tuesday.

3. Art as Social Commentary–Keep the due dates in mind:

  • Dec. 1–First two precis due!
  • Dec. 8–Third precis due!
  • Dec. 11–Creative project due!

The following will be considered when assessing the creative project:

  1. Project’s visual impact
  2. The project should be informed by your research. It should reflect knowledge and understanding.
  3. Project is thoughtful (The visual should be so thoughtfully and carefully created so as to carry your commentary/message.)
  4. Project is well-designed/executed
  5. Project reflects exceptional effort.
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