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1984

INSERT YOUR NAME HERE

1984 Writing Assignment

East Central University

Instructions

The purpose of this assignment is for you to demonstrate that you have read and understood the book 1984 (Orwell, 1977). There are several elements within the assignment that provide space for you to demonstrate that you have both read and understand the content and can analyze the content using concepts and theories presented within the class. The below elements comprise the assignment. As always, please make sure to meet the minimum standards for the assignment or you will receive a failing grade. The instructions that you need to follow are provided below.

Write a five-page paper, you must write five pages in order to get credit on the assignment. Excluding Introduction and conclusion

For the first component of the paper, you are to write a minimum one page summary of the book 1984 (Orwell, 1977). I would like for you to demonstrate that you read the book and can present a high level representation of the story within the book.

For the second component of the paper, you are to choose two concepts from the course that can be evidenced within 1984. Heuristics approach and Moral foundation theory. Specifically, the heuristics on which I lectured are great examples. Winston made assumptions based on what information was available to him and the results of the decision. You should be able to write two – two and a half pages naming and explaining the presence of these two concepts within the book. Please state the concept and provide evidence as to why the concept can be evidenced within the book.

For the third component of the paper, you are to write about any current sociocultural or political phenomena that is represented within the book. You are to write one page in this component of the book. Specifically, I am looking for you to make a connection between elements of the book and what we are seeing in the world today. For example, the presence of the screens in the room in my mind is reminiscent of the presence of Alexa’s and the cameras on our phones/computers. There is some evidence that these devices listen to our conversations. Again, I want you to identify an element of the book that can be observed in our current culture and society.

Finally, write a conclusion and an introduction. Together, the conclusion and introduction should be around one half to one full page.

You will need references. I have provided one for you.

References

Orwell, G. (1977). 1984. Penguin Random House.