A summary of the novel 1984 by george orwell

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They hide from all the microphones, and they make love, which is a strong political act, against the Party as the Party condemns any sexual desire. Smith also has a lunch conversation with Syme, who is writing a dictionary for a revised version of the English language called Newspeak. He belongs to the Outer Party, and his job is to rewrite history in the Ministry of Truth, bringing it in line with current political thinking. Chapter 8 O'Brien invites Winston and Julia to his flat where, as a member of the Party elite he lives in comparative luxury: the lifts function properly, he can offer them wine, and he can switch off the telescreen. The wake hours later, and go to stand at the window. Winston's entire interaction with O'Brien was a ruse. Applied to a Party member, it means a loyal willingness to say that black is white when Party discipline demands this.

In the midst of Hate Week, a man brings Winston a brief case, suggests that he dropped it, and leaves. Uniformed men capture Winston and Julia.

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Although seemingly making progress in accepting the reality of the Party, Winston is still holding onto the last remaining kernel of himself and his humanity: his love for Julia. The Party must approve every marriage, and it is unacceptable for a man and a woman to express any physical attraction for one another.

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Winston knows that at the Ministry of Truth Minitrue they will get a lot of work changing all the written stuff for the last five years. Continue Reading. Military parades, propaganda films, and public executions are said to be commonplace. O'Brien gives Winston his home address, supposedly so he can come pick up an advance copy of the new book. Winston is a member of the Party, which rules Oceania under the principles of Ingsoc English Socialism. The only references to the exterior world for the Oceanian citizenry the Outer Party and the Proles are Ministry of Truth maps and propaganda to ensure their belief in "the war". At first he panics, thinking he has already been caught, but it is only his neighbor, Mrs. He regrets not having killed her by pushing her over the edge of a quarry when he had the chance many years previously. Many include violent imagery, which is quite common in the age of Oceania, and reveal anti-Party feelings. At the same time, the proles are freer and less intimidated than the middle class Outer Party; they are subject to certain levels of monitoring but are not expected to be particularly patriotic. Little by little, O'Brien shows Winston, with the use of electric shock machines, beatings and starvation, the way of the Party. He has returned to his apartment in the Victory Mansions, a dilapidated Party housing building, to write in a diary, a relic of the past he obtained from an old junk shop.

Ingsoc became the sole government party in this new nation. Divorce is not permitted, but couples who cannot have children may live separately.

O'Brien approaches Winston at work under the pretense of discussing the Tenth Edition of the Newspeak Dictionary Newspeak is the official language of Oceania, and its goal is to reduce and simplify vocabulary.

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With tears dripping down his face, Winston realizes he has finally completed the rehabilitation he started in the Ministry of Love.

Winston and Julia eventually fall asleep.

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Such tragedies, it seems, are quite common.

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