In this dystopian novel, the protagonist of the story, Winston Smith, attempts to rebel against a totalitarian government that exercises complete control over all aspects of its citizens’ lives.
Below are some reading passages that we have hand picked to supplement this book. Be sure to read the passage summaries and our suggestions for instructional use.
7th-8th Informational Text
Someone Might Be Watching — An Introduction to Dystopian Fiction
11th-12th Informational Text 1470L
Stop and Frisk: Right or Wrong?
9th-10th Letter 1130L
I Am Very Real
9th-10th Psychology 1030L
Why Do People Follow The Crowd?
9th-10th Informational Text 1160L
Total Control in North Korea
9th-10th Psychology 1070L
7th-8th Informational Text 1270L
The Daisy Girl Ad
11th-12th Allegory 1150L
Allegory of the Cave