Team A:During pages 48-63, Newspeak was defined as well as several people were described that are what could be called “party men”. Newspeak, is a language in which the thoughts are controlled by taking away adjectives. Also, it makes everything contradictory which causes anyone who didn’t know what the word meant prior to hearing the Newspeak definition would not know the actual meaning of the sentence if they had not known what it was prior to hearing the word. It is the same as trying to explain the prospect of sight to someone who is blind. It’s something they’ve never experienced, and therefore they can not know what it is like. Nothing can be compared to it, as it is something in it’s own. The other thing, is that there are the “party men”. Out of the three people mentioned, the only one Winston says is probably going to get vaporized is Syme. Meanwhile, Parsons and the “duck” man probably will stay alive. The reason is because Syme is to aware of everything going on around him. He is the kind of person who will notice certain things that other people won’t. The other thing is that he’s too smart, so to speak. He has all these creative ideas with Newspeak and other things, which proves to the party that he has his own thought process. Thus, the Party wishes to kill him, while they will also keep him alive as long as he is useful. Parsons and Duck Man, on the other hand, could be considered model party citizens. Both of them are rather idiotic in ways that they accept everything told to them. They swallow the information that is fed to them by the Party, even if they were told the opposite thing an hour ago. In this way, they are safe from the Party, at least from the death penalty. Everything else in their life is controlled by the part, and they’re perfectly fine with that. The scary thing about this chapter, is that they show the amount of control that they actually hold over all of the people living in Oceania, and how powerful they really are.
Winston is filled with hatred because he cannot do the things he loves. Even though you are not even allowed to love. Love is supposedly an act of thought crime because it is a form of individuality. The social life in Oceania is broken down. Relationships don't exit. They have been able to destroy all connections between parents and children, all family, lovers, mother and father, and all people except the party. The party wants the proles to believe that they have taken it into their duty to perform sex, produce relationships and create future party members. The inner life has supposedly taken all the jobs, duties, and actions that produce individuality, could form a feeling of hatred for the government and could start a rebellion. This has to do with totalitarianism because they make sure they are controlling actions. And by controlling and monitoring actions you can somewhat monitor thoughts. And when you monitor thoughts you can find out what actions, jobs, duties and feelings could produce hatred for the government or a feeling of individuality. Then by changing the surroundings, media, and truth you can control thoughts.
The junk shop is where Winston got the diary. Your not supposed to write down your thoughts about like sex and stuff. The junk shop is a symbol of the the forgotten world. The junk shop has stuff from the true past. For example, Winston finds paper amusing because there isn't paper in the world he lives in. Winston meets up with a old guy that looks like he is from the revolution war. Winston also finds a pink coral. It doesn't represent anything but he likes it because it is beautiful and he is the only guy with the pink coral. This place is important to Winston because it is his escape from the real world. He wants to talk to him to see if he can ask him what it was like before. The old guy talks about is used to having pints. He he bought a pen stand and ink. He also buys a diary. He thinks the girl is stocking him because she is the spy for the party.