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Critical, creative and contextual activities for supporting A Level students in reading the text in class and independently. Includes:

  • Getting to grips with the novel, including a close focus on Chapter 1, tracking place, key moments, the ending and key themes
  • Critical exploration of context, including the post-war landscape and Orwell’s writing
  • Activities and resources to develop a deeper understanding, of:
    • Voice and point of view
    • Textual components
    • Narrative structure
    • Genre: literary fiction, dystopia, satire
    • The importance of language
    • Character
    • Key elements and ideas including: state control, politics, truth, freedom of thought and doublethink
  • Articles originally published in emagazine
  •  Video interview with Dr David Dwan
  • Comparing Nineteen Eighty-Four with dystopian and other texts.

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