Period Two Fishbowl Discussion Continues...
Sorry it took so long to post this! I was having a little trouble with Blogger.
Here are some topics that we did not really discuss in depth, but wanted to talk about in the fishbowl:
One thing that seems to be central in 1984 is the lack of relationships. Winston and his wife Katharine, though they were married, almost hated each other, and Katharine viewed having children only as a “duty to the Party”. How does this relate to the lack of relationships in Fahrenheit 451? Also, at the end of Chapter 6, Winston describes his encounter with an old prostitute. Why does he take such desperate measures, and why do you think the Party puts such restrictions on sexual matters?