What power do the common people have in 1984? What does Winston think about the “proles?” Are the proles a symbol of hope or oppression within the novel? Why?
Describe Winston’s character as it relates to his attitude toward the Party. Do Winton’s feelings of being powerless ultimately lead to his downfall? Did he create a self-fulfilling prophecy? Why or why not?
Throughout 1984, the Party exercises psychological manipulation and physical control over its citizens with the help of technology. Which one is more effective for controlling the masses? Why?