Watch the video and answer the questions.
- What does a totalitarian government try to do?
- What is the London in the book like?
- Who is Big Brother?
- How can the government watch you in your home?
- What is the penalty for breaking the rules?
- Why does Winston start writing a diary?
- How does he feel about Julia?
- Why does he accept O'Brien's invitation to his apartment?
- Where are Winston and Julia taken by the police?
- What happens there?
- Why are they eventually released?
Now try the following quiz.
Orwell's 1984 Summary (Video SparkNotes) worksheet