George Orwell’s 1984 (HS) (elizabeth ortega)

Note: This class is open to high school students only.

A classic. Nineteen Eighty-Four has become a classic literary example of political and dystopian fiction. Written more than 70 years ago, this novel is a chilling prophecy about the possible future. And while 1984 has passed along, this book is a timely read. Thematically, it centers on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance and repressive regimentation of people and behaviors within society. More broadly, the novel examines the role of truth and facts within society and the ways in which they are/can be manipulated. Come join the journey of reading this quintessential novel and put it under your literary belt.

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”

Each week we will read, take notes, engage in critical writing reflections and complete a personal project throughout the term.

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY (8th graders talk to me)

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