1984 Essay DUE TO

Write a 5 paragraph essay: Introduction, 3 body paragraphs, conclusion

  • Explore the ways in which the Party goes about stripping away the humanity from its citizens and seeks to turn them into non-feeling and non-thinking automatons (robots) that are devoted to the state. Consider what the Party does in regard to (choose 3; one per body paragraph) language, human relationships, the workplace, and the media. Be thorough in your response and use specific examples from 1984 in your essay. 

– hit “Control; F” for the find function; quotes can come from PDF pages 1-103 ONLY (Part 1 chapters 1-7; pgs 1-81 in physical book)

Thesis: This is your last sentence in your introduction.
There are 3 parts:
1.    Subject: topic of your paper
2.    Assertion: your stance/opinion on the topic/claim
3.    Why/How: A reason why or how this is so. Does it backup your claim? (There needs to be three subtopics here to represent/turn into the three body paragraphs)
    1. Reason/Idea #1
    2. Reason/Idea #2
    3. Reason/Idea #3
Once you have gathered the three parts- re-write the thesis sentence altogether. The thesis should have a subject + opinion. Your thesis answers the essay question. Rewrite all of it together: The Party goes about stripping away the humanity from its citizens and seeks to turn them into non-feeling and non-thinking automatons that are devoted to the state through _____1, 2, 3.

Introduction

·    Hook to engage audience: (Startling statement/generalization, analogy, rhetorical question, anecdote)

·    Important Context: make connection between the general idea presented in hook and the specific topic/thesis of paper.

·    After you hook you need to give your audience proper background information (title, author genre).

·    Next copy and paste in your thesis as your last sentence in your introduction.

Body Paragraph Outline: (3 Body paragraphs)

  1. Topic Sentence

  2. Embed (BRIEF context of what it is about or what is going on) and Cite quote

  3. Analysis/explanation: How/why does the quote support the topic sentence/thesis?

  4. Embed (BRIEF context of what it is about or what is going on) and Cite quote

  5. Analysis/explanation: How/why does the quote support the topic sentence/thesis?

  6. Significance: How does this connect to our society/world/life OR why did Orwell do this?

Your body paragraph feedback:    

The Conclusion

·    Restate your thesis in different words

·    Connects the writing to some larger claim or idea; what is the significance of your essay? Why is it important?

·    Point the reader to next steps “Everyone should…”