1984 – Chapter 9 – (Part Two) Summary and analysis

Chapter 9 brief Summary and analysis Oceania is a world full of lies and half of its machinery keeps changing lies into facts all the time. Again in this chapter, Orwell shows how the government keeps jumping from one boat to another in Oceania. While the Hate week celebrations were continuing, the enemy had changed. … Read more

Summary and analysis of George Orwell’s 1984 chapter 8 (Part 2)

A brief summary and analysis. In this chapter, Winston and Julia have reached O’Brien’s luxurious apartment. He is afraid since he cannot explain Julia’s presence there. However, still he and Julia boldly confess before O’Brien that they wanted to join him and the secret brotherhood against the party. O’Brien treats them hospitably and serves wine. … Read more

Chapter 7 (1984 part two) – Summary and analysis.

Brief Summary and analysis of Chapter 7 (1984 Part Two) In this chapter, Winston wakes up after having a nightmare. He remembers his mother and how they he had parted with her and his sister. He had grown up in a world marked by scarcities. After his father had died, his mother had become spiritless … Read more

1984 Book Two Chapter 6 Summary and Analysis

A brief summary and analysis of Chapter 6 -1984 Book Two This chapter also marks a sudden turn in Winston’s life. He is approached by O’Brien who is seeking him after having read a few of his articles. He is impressed by Winston’s writing and believes Winston has scholarly interest in Newspeak. However, Winston denies … Read more

1984 -Book Two -Chapter 4- Summary and analysis

Brief Summary and analysis of Chapter 4 (Book Two) of 1984. Winston has taken a risky step in this chapter. Despite knowing he cannot conceal it from the thought police or the inner party members for long, he has rented Mr. Charrington’s room to meet Julia. While he is afraid that he has blundered, neither … Read more

1984 Chapter Three (Part Two) Summary and Analysis

Brief Summary of Chapter Three (1984 Part Two) Since his first meeting with Julia, Winston’s life has changed a lot. It is following a very different trail now, and Julia is leading the way. They have finished their first detailed meeting in the woods and part having decided to not to get back to this … Read more

1984 Part Two Chapter One Summary and Analysis:

Brief Summary and Analysis of Chapter One 1984 (Part Two) This chapter marks a fresh turn in Winston’s life. Unexpectedly, he meets the dark haired girl in a corridor in the Ministry, four days later than they encountered each other the last time in the prole area. The girl had broken her wrist and her … Read more

1984 Book One Chapter 8 – Summary and Analysis

A Brief Summary and Analysis of Chapter 8 from Part One of 1984 by George Orwell. In this chapter, Winston pays a second visit to the stationery store from where he had purchased his diary. It was actually an antique store where very few customers came. Winston decides to take a break from his monotonous … Read more

1984 Book One Chapter 7 – Summary and Analysis

Brief Summary and Analysis of Chapter 7 In chapter 7, Winston is thinking of the proles and how easily they could shake the party’s roots if they wanted. Being 85% of Oceania’s population, they could shake the party without even thinking. However, he also laments that these proles are just so occupied with petty issues … Read more

Chapter 6 (Book One) of 1984: Summary & Analysis

Brief summary and analysis of chapter 6: The chapter 6 of the novel comes as a shock. The party’s approach to sex is medieval if not primitive. It is well known that the party is orthodox in its approach but when it comes to sex, it is worse. Sex is abominable and only since it … Read more

Important terms in George Orwell’s 1984

A list of terms used in George Orwell’s 1984 Telescreen:  The telescreen is a television-like device used by the party to watch party workers round the clock. The telescreens are everywhere from apartments to the party office and canteen. Once a physical training instructor instructs Winston directly from the telescreen which proves that people on … Read more

1984 Chapter 5 summary and analysis

Brief summary and analysis of Chapter 5 (Book One -1984). Chapter five is a significant chapter in Orwell’s 1984 since it marks an important turn in the plot. The entire chapter takes place inside the canteen which is a crowded room several levels below the ground. Winston takes a look at the world around him … Read more

1984 Book 1 Chapter 4 summary and analysis

Brief summary and analysis of Chapter four In the fourth chapter of his legendary book 1984, Orwell introduces readers to the inner working structure of the Ministry of Truth where Winston worked. He also provides a detailed glimpse of Winston’s job and how he is turning nonsense into news inside his cubicle. Winston mainly rectifies … Read more

Summary of Book 1 Chapter 3 of Orwell’s 1984

A brief background on the chapter 3 of 1984 (Book 1) Orwell sheds more light on Winston’s family background in this chapter and brings new realities about Oceania to his readers. Winston is dreaming or thinking of his past throughout the chapter. He is reminded of the tragic death of his mother. He also thinks … Read more

1984 Chapter 2 Discussion Questions

Answer to discussion questions from chapter 2 of 1984. 1. Explain the significance of the children at the start of this chapter. In chapter 2 of the book, Winston’s pain is only further exacerbated. He is already deeply pained about the condition of his society and how truth and human values are losing their significance … Read more

Orwell’s 1984 chapter two summary

The first and second chapters of the book are set during the lunch break when Winston is back at his flat from the Ministry. The second chapter continues to provide a glimpse of the world in which Winston is living. In this chapter, Winston’s journal writing is halted as his neighbor’s wife asks for his … Read more

Orwell’s 1984 – Chapter One Questions

Discussion Questions from Orwell’s 1984 Chapter One. Contents: Winston’s primary character traits and supporting quotes. Significance of Winston’s Journal and writing in Oceania. Purpose of the telescreen Two minutes hate O’Brien’s character and Winston’s feelings for him Three primary character traits to describe Winston and a quote to support each. Answer: Winston, the central character … Read more

Main Characters in The Last Leaf by O’Henry

A Character Sketch of Johnsy from the Last Leaf Johnsy is the central character in the Last Leaf. She is a young painter who lives in a four-storeyed building in Greenwich Village with her friend Sue. She falls ill with pneumonia in the winter.  She is young and innocent but grows hopeless after falling ill … Read more

The Last Leaf by O’Henry – A summary and analysis

CONTENTS: SUMMARY.MAIN THEMES.SIGNIFICANCE OF THE TITLE.CENTRAL IDEA OF THE STORY. O’Henry’s The Last Leaf: A Summary The last leaf, a short story by O’Henry is set in Greenwich Village in New York. It was published in 1907 in O’Henry’s collection, The Trimmed Lamp and Other Stories. The author begins the story with a brief description … Read more

1984 by George Orwell- Summary of Chapter One

About chapter One: Main Characters: Winston Smith: The central character and a small member of the party but dislikes Big Brother – the top figure in the party. Winston is 39 and has a varicose ulcer. Big Brother: The lead member and the face of the party (a dictator). O’Brien: A senior member of the … Read more

A Tryst With Destiny Speech by J L Nehru: A Rhetorical Analysis 

Nehru’s Destiny Speech on India’s Independence India’s independence from the British rule on 15th August 1947, marked a turning point in the nation’s history.  Prime Minister Nehru’s speech reminds of the values and ideals India has believed in for centuries. Freedom from the British rule marked the dawn of modern India and PM Nehru’s speech … Read more

Rhetorical Analysis of Eliana Dockterman’s the digital parent trap

How Eliana Dockterman builds an argument to persuade her audience that there are benefits to early exposure to technology. Eliana Dockterman presents a multifaceted argument in response to the common misconceptions among parents about their kids being exposed to technology at a tender age. Through her argument, she tries to dispel the confusion and misunderstandings surrounding … Read more

Rhetoric Analysis of Jimmy Carter’s speech on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Explain how Jimmy Carter builds an argument to persuade his audience that the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge should not be developed for industry. In response to the attempts to industrialize the Arctic wildlife refuge area, ex-president Jimmy Carter argues that the US cannot afford to let a beautiful natural reserve become a web of pipelines … Read more

An Analysis of Martin Luther King Jr’s Beyond Vietnam

Martin Luther King Jr. builds an argument to persuade his audience that American involvement in the Vietnam War is unjust. Read a rhetorical analysis of Martin Luther King Jr’s Beyond Vietnam: Time to break silence. Apart from being an advocate of Mahatma Gandhi’s idea of nonviolence, Martin Luther King Jr was a great leader and … Read more

Summary and Analysis of George Orwell’s Why I Write

Why do authors write? What is their purpose behind writing? Do they want recognition, money or something else? Is there anything common among writers? Orwell answers such several questions about writers and reading that boggle readers’ minds in his ‘Why I Write’. Starting from his early childhood to the time he became a mature writer, … Read more

Wuthering Heights: Chapterwise summary and analysis – 1

Wuthering Heights Chapterwise Summary and Analysis: Chapter 1 to 11 Chapter 1 : The novel opens with a  description of the main settings ’Wuthering Heights’ and main character Heathcliff by Lockwood, the primary narrator of the novel. The date is the beginning of the nineteenth century.  Lockwood finds the natural settings of his new hideout … Read more

Orwell’s Shooting an elephant: Summary, Analysis & Essay Questions

‘Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell : Summary & Analysis’ Shooting an Elephant presents an account of George Orwell’s, (original name Eric Arthur Blair) life in Burma where he was posted as a subdivisional police officer of the British Imperial Police Force. The environment of Burma had an impact on Orwell and his works. It … Read more