Monday, April 29th
Vocabulary Words: Put in Notebook
Slogans: phrases used repeatedly to be memorized
Socialism: a political and social theory where production, distribution, and exchange is completely regulated by the government
Doctrine: a set of beliefs taught by a group
Orthodoxy: generally accepted theory , doctrine, or practice of a group
Totalitarianism: form of government where the ruler is the absolute dictator
Indoctrination: teaching or exposing someone to accept certain ideas without criticism
Propaganda: information, especially biased or misleading, used to promote a certain point of view
Ideology: the system of ideas used by a group, social class or individual
*Notice the similarities and subtle differences between Doctrine, Orthodoxy, and Ideology. They are indeed different. Doctrine is taught through indoctrination to create orthodoxy which leads to ideology. Doctrine can be taught through propaganda and the overwhelming use of slogans.
It is imperative that you understand the differences between these words and have a firm understanding of the words in general as we venture on our next literary journey…which leads me to my next point.
Today we began reading 1984 by George Orwell. Today’s Aim is going to be graded and is to be answered in your notebook. Unfortunately, we do not have enough books to take home like we did with Fahrenheit 451. However, here is an online PDF version in case you missed class.
Read the first 7 Pages of the PDF and answer today’s aim in your notebook. I will check it tomorrow.
Aim: What mood is created in the opening setting of the novel?
“If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and the mind is controllable –What then?” -George Orwell