1984 George Orwell Chapter Summaries

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1. 1984, George Orwell, Part 1 Reading Journal, Ch 1-8 2. In the first chapter, we are introduced to Winston and the society in which he lives. We learn about the government’s totalitarian regime and its practices of spying on citizens. Winston writes in his journal “DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER”, an act of thoughtcrime. In chapter two we learn about the Party’s influence on all aspects of life when Winston visits his neighbors and interacts with the children in the Junior Spies. In chapter three, Winston dreams of a naked woman and wakes up thinking of Shakespeare. He then has to perform the “Physical Jerks” while being directed by his telescreen. Winston goes to work and we learn about the Party’s practice of altering the truth in their publications.
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