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• OTHER CHARACTERS
1. Write about Julia as Winston's love object. What does he admire about her?
2. Is Julia a witty realist or a corrupt featherbrain? Defend your position with reference to the text.
3. Describe Julia. How is she like Winston? How is she unlike him?
4. Write about Julia as a reflection of the author's views on women, using descriptions of her and events from his life.
5. Write about Julia as romantic heroine.
6. How does Julia contribute to Winston's downfall? Is it completely her fault?
7. What are the qualities in O'Brien that Winston admires?
8. Who is O'Brien, and what does he stand for? Write about him as representative of the upper class.
9. Write about O'Brien as Winston's doom, or destiny.
10. Is the true love affair in 1984 one of the mind, between Winston and O'Brien? If you think so, explain, with examples from Part Three.
11. What is the relationship between O'Brien and Winston after Winston's capture? Why does O'Brien want to make him perfect? Find quotations in Part Three.
12. Describe the scene with O'Brien in Room 101 and tell whether it works for you, and why.
13. Write about the Parsons family-the father, mother and children-as different types of Party members.
14. Relate the Parsons children and the Junior Spies to
Nazism, and to the Hitler Youth, basing your discussion on your knowledge of both World War II and the novel.
15. Make a character study of Mrs. Parsons as innocent victim.
16. Why is Mr. Parsons so grateful to be captured? Explain.
What is the significance of his attitude in relation to the novel?
17. Relate the story of Jones, Aaronson and Rutherford to the Soviet party purges.
18. What does the story of Jones, Aaronson and Rutherford mean to Winston? Describe the function of the Chestnut Tree Cafe.