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Summary of Orwell\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s 1984

Summary Chapter 1 and 2

We are introduced to Winston Smith the main character of the story.

Works at Ministry of truth. Ministry of truth is one of four

government buildings in destroyed London, the main city of Airstrip

One, a province of Oceania. Year is 1984 and three contries are at

war, Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia. Oceania is run by the party whose

leader is Big Brother. Winston is sick of his life in the ruined city

and decides to keep a diary. This is against the law in Oceania. He

felt his feelings begin to hate Emmanuel Goldstein, leader of the

enemy party. He also spots O\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Brien, a party leader whose eyes he

see\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s a bit of political sympthy. See\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s young girl who he dislikes.

He feels it is only a matter of time before his though crimes are

detected. A knock at the door he thinks is police. Mrs. Parsons, his

neighbor is at the door and asked him to unclog a sink. He does it

but smells sweat all over the apartment. Mrs. Parsons is a follower

of party doctrine and a fellow employee at the ministry. The children

are members of Spies, a youth that encourages spying and telling

on traitors, including parents. Winston is revolted. He returns home

and writes a couple more minutes before going back to work. He

remenbers a dream where O\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Brien tole him he would meet him in a place

wher there is no darkness. He washes his hands and hides the diary


Major ideas, conflicts and themes are introduced. We are shown how

the earth has changed, into 3 main contenients. we are also

introduced to the main character and how he fits into the new world.

Also we are shown how the computer age has taken over peoples minds.

The language is easy to understand, it has not really changed much

over time. Seems like nothing left after nuclear war, just ruins

remaining. We are introduced to Tom Parsons which Winston is

contrasted with. The city is very drab.


\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Big brother is watching you, the caption beneath it said\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"

\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Thoughtcrime was not a thing that could be concealed for ever.\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"

Summary Chapter 3,4 and 5

Waking from dreams, he remembers his mother and sister, and can

barely remember their disappearence and feels responsible for there

deaths. He has another dream where he is in the perfect countryside

with the girl he had noticed eariler. He dreamed she stripped for

him. This time he is woken up by the telescreen, telling him to do

his exercises. He thinks about how much power the Party has over all

information. Begins work at the ministry of truth. His job is to

correct printed articles in line with the Party\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s orders. The

Ministry and records department jobs are to rewrite history to make

the party look good. They get a break because of the 2 minute hate.

When he gets back he replaces a speech by Big Brother with invented

history. Makes up story about a man named Ogilvy. The article had

become contrary to the present party policy. It is replaced as

though is never existed. Winston meets Syme, a philologist, for lunch.

Syme explains parts about Newas

peak. They are joined by Parsons.

Winston thinks of the fate that each co-worker will receive

. Syme

will be vapourized because he is to smart, where Parsons is dull

enough to escape vapourization. He is the only one who has not been

taken over by the propaganda that is always being brodcast. He

notices the same girl from the other day starring at him and thinks it

is the thought police.


The Golden country that he dreams about is definitely

a release or a

freedom from the the drabness of London. Also from the party. We are

introduced to the fact that he has no mother or father or sisters or

brothers anymore because they were taken by the party. He is realizing

that he is rebelling against the party and he understands that he is

at risk. Winston is in search of the truth and is concerned because of

the party\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s ability to change history. We find that he likes his work

even though it is for the party and against morals. He is introduced

to the girl that will play a big



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