Performance Task: Compare & Contrast Research Project
Choose one of the following topics to research and compare and contrast with George Orwell’s 1984.
Topic 1: Compare and contrast America’s culture of fear regarding terrorism after September 11, 2001 and after the more recent ISIS attacks to Oceania’s culture of fear.
Topic 2: Compare and contrast media manipulation in America to the manipulation of Oceania’s Ministry of Truth.
Topic 3: Compare and contrast issues related to contemporary police brutality, intimidation, corruption, and surveillance to the Party’s policies and practices.
1984 will be your primary source, but you will need to research and find secondary sources related to the novel and related to the topic you’ve chosen to compare and contrast. You will need to craft a strong these that states your claim, and you will need to provide convincing evidence from a variety of sources to support your claim.Make sure to cite your sources using MLA format.Refer to the MLA Formatting and Style Guidefor support.
You will need to craft a strong thesis that states your claim, and you will need to provide convincing evidence from a variety of sources to support your claim. Do not use Wikipedia.
Be careful to avoid retelling the book’s plot or events related to your topic. Instead, focus on explaining how the book and contemporary issues are similar and how they are different.