Question Description

Respond to the following in the form of a short essay. Your essay should consist of at least five paragraphs.

George Orwell once offered this definition of heroism: ordinary people doing whatever they can to change social systems that do not respect human decency, even with the knowledge that they can’t possibly succeed.

In Winston Smith, the protagonist of 1984, Orwell creates an ordinary person, an “everyman” who stands for all the oppressed citizens of Oceania. Yet, as the novel closes, Winston cries as his love for Big Brother overwhelms him. Is Winston the novel’s hero, by Orwell’s definition? Is he a hero that readers can admire and emulate? Explain your position by tracing Winston’s actions throughout the novel and considering the results of those actions.

Cite specific examples from the novel in your response. Use the notes you take and the questions you answer in the Student Guide to help you formulate your response.

What I am looking for in grading:

1- a min of a 5 paragraph essay

2– an intro with a thesis (the last sentence of the first paragraph that states one of the following:

– Winston is the novel’s hero, and readers can admire and emulate him.

or

– Winston is not the novel’s hero, and readers should not admire and emulate him.

3- 3 body pargraphs that EACH contain reasons why you believe what you do– the topic sentence should look like this for each:

One reason why readers should (or should not) view him as a hero who they should emulate is because…… (give a different reason for all 3)

4– Conclusion that starts with a restatement of the thesis

5- Each body paragraph should have at least one quote (or more) for support—- you should cite the quotes the following way:

ex:

Smith explains, “Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious ” (Orwell 7).

6-After each quote– you must analyze and explain how it supports your reason

7- This is formal language—- so DO NOT USE SECOND PERSON “YOU”

8- The only time you should use “I” is if you are giving a personal example—- DO NOT USE “I” any where else in the essay— you do not need to say “I think”…. or “I feel..” etc.

9. Check for grammar and proofread!!!

Word Count:900–1,500

Respond to the following in the form of a short essay. Your essay should consist of at least five paragraphs.George Orwell once offered this definition of heroism: ordinary people doing whatever they can to change social systems that do not respect human decency, even with the knowledge that they can’t possibly succeed.In Winston Smith, the protagonist of 1984, Orwell creates an ordinary person, an “everyman” who stands for all the oppressed citizens of Oceania. Yet, as the novel closes, Winston cries as his love for Big Brother overwhelms him. Is Winston the novel’s hero, by Orwell’s definition? Is he a hero that readers can admire and emulate? Explain your position by tracing Winston’s actions throughout the novel and considering the results of those actions.Cite specific examples from the novel in your response. Use the notes you take and the questions you answer in the Student Guide to help you formulate your response.What I am looking for in grading:1- a min of a 5 paragraph essay2- an intro with a thesis (the last sentence of the first paragraph that states one of the following:- Winston is the novel’s hero, and readers can admire and emulate him.or- Winston is not the novel’s hero, and readers should not admire and emulate him.3- 3 body pargraphs that EACH contain reasons why you believe what you do– the topic sentence should look like this for each:One reason why readers should (or should not) view him as a hero who they should emulate is because…… (give a different reason for all 3)4- Conclusion that starts with a restatement of the thesis5- Each body paragraph should have at least one quote (or more) for support—- you should cite the quotes the following way:ex:Smith explains, “Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious ” (Orwell 7).6-After each quote– you must analyze and explain how it supports your reason7- This is formal language—- so DO NOT USE SECOND PERSON “YOU”8- The only time you should use “I” is if you are giving a personal example—- DO NOT USE “I” any where else in the essay— you do not need to say “I think”…. or “I feel..” etc. 9. Check for grammar and proofread!!! Word Count: 900–1,500