1984 Book Report

1838 Words8 Pages

Setting in near-future Oceania. In The city of London, in the country called Airstrip One. The country of Oceania is in a constant state of war. The living conditions are poor. There is no privacy anywhere, as there is a telescreen in almost every room. Characters and Brief Description Winston Smith - He is very average. He’s 39 years old. His job is being the records editor in the Records Department at the Ministry of Truth. This means his job is to rewrite history. He is meant to be super average so that way he's super relatable. He lives in the future and sadly it's not all that great. He is an Outer Party Member. He changes newspapers that are not in line with the current vision of the truth. He then burns the old papers, so they would …show more content…

The torture destroys Winston's desire of justice, truth, and love. His core nature is totally changed. His "Slavery is Freedom" because he no longer possesses any awareness. Winston encounters Julia, they both admit that they have betrayed each other. They admit that they say whatever will save themselves. They have lost what makes them human. Big Brother has conquered him and taken his individuality. Plot Details Winston is a part of the outer party. He Rewrites history for the Ministry of Truth. Winston begins a diary to escape the tyranny of Big Brother. Keeping the diary is a act punishable by death. Winston what to be able to stay human even in inhuman situations. Yet, there is no safe place. Telescreens are everywhere so that his every move can be watched. There is no safe place. While at a mandatory two minute hate, Winston catches the eyes of some people. He catches the eyes of a dark haired girl that he believes wants him dead and a Inner Party Member. The Inner Party Member is O'Brien, who Winston believes is his friend. As for the dark haired girl, her name is Julia. A few days later Julia secretly hands her a note saying that she loves …show more content…

They finally meet up and Julia comes up with a plan so they can be alone. They act this plan out and end up making love on the countryside. They then begin an allegiance against Big Brother and the Party. Winston finds a room where they can go in secret. They of course fall in love, even though they know that if they would be caught. They loved each other and they feel that their love could never be taken from them. Eventually, the two confess their hatred of the Party to O'Brien. O'Brien welcomes them into the Brotherhood (which they believe is a group that is set on taking down The Party) and arranges for Winston to be given a copy of "the book," written by their leader who used to work for Big Brother, but now is against him. Once Winston gets the book, he takes it to the secret room and reads it to Julia. After hearing strange noises from the painting in the room, they discover a telescreen. They are then both dragged out of the room and taken away from each other. Winston is taken to a kind of prison. He sits there, alone, for days. O'Brien then shows up. Winston, at first, believes that he was caught as well, but then soon finds out that O'Brien was there to torture him and break his spirit. It turns out that The Party knew what he was doing the whole time. O'Brien had been sent to keep an eye on him for the past seven

Open Document