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In 1984, Winston Smith lives in London which is part of the country Oceania. The world is divided into three countries that include the entire globe: Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia. Oceania, and both of the others, is a totalitarian society led by Big Brother, which censors everyoneís behavior, even their thoughts. Winston is disgusted with his oppressed life and secretly longs to join the fabled Brotherhood, a supposed group of underground rebels intent on overthrowing the government. Winston meets Julia and they secretly fall in love and have an affair, something which is considered a crime. One day, while walking home, Winston encounters O'Brien, an inner party member, who gives Winston his address. Winston had exchanged glances with O'Brien before and had dreams about him giving him the impression that O'Brien was a member of the Brotherhood. Since Julia hated the party as much as Winston did, they went to O'Brienís house together where they were introduced into the Brotherhood. O'Brien is actually a faithful member of the Inner-Party and this is actually a trap for Winston, a trap that O'Brien has been cleverly setting for seven years. Winston and Julia are sent to the Ministry of Love which is a sort of rehabilitation center for criminals accused of thoughtcrime. There, Winston was separated from Julia, and tortured until his beliefs coincided with those of the Party. Winston denounces everything he believed him, even his love for Julia, and was released back into the public where he wastes his days at the Chestnut Tree drinking gin.

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    O'Brien

    Is O'brien a possible real-life villain ? Please state a reason for your reply.
    Posted By Plagueis at Mon 30 Jan 2006, 11:39 PM in 1984 || 0 Replies

    1984 (by george orwell)

    I Am reading 1984 for the first time. Can anyone tell me what the "Party " name is in the book or where I can find it.
    Posted By lexus at Fri 27 Jan 2006, 3:50 PM in 1984 || 0 Replies

    1984 (by george orwell)

    Does anyone know what the name of the "party" is in the book.
    Posted By lexus at Fri 27 Jan 2006, 3:33 PM in 1984 || 6 Replies

    any suggestions?

    hi :) I was assigned to read 1984 for english class, and I am having a test on it this week. I was told that the test regards mostly the matters of "the book" and doublethink/doubletalk. I do understand doublethink (you can leave some thoughts about that if desired) but I really feel that "the book" section of the story was the hardest to understand. I can tell that it basically outlines the ways of Big Brother and the wars between the three states, but i was hoping maybe someone can make it a bit easier to understand. I mean, I'm a freshman in highschool and I'm really not used to reading books like this. I do understand the process of the Party etc, but i just need help with "the book". If anyone has any input it would be greatly appreciated. thanks -erika
    Posted By vermillion at Mon 23 Jan 2006, 4:44 PM in 1984 || 4 Replies

    The End

    So I've finished the book which makes this my last post. I'm glad I read it. This book has taught me a lot about life. How the government seems to be getting more into people's business and not caring about peoples' privacy. It goes to show that the warnings Orwell is showing in this book are becoming true. Who knows how much longer it will be before our world turns into one like Oceania. Being watched all the time, not knowing whom to trust, and having the past erased daily. If we don't take action and make sure our rights are protected we could eventually turn into Oceania. Itís only a matter of time and the life we once knew well cease to exist.
    Posted By Comrade Amiee at Thu 19 Jan 2006, 9:18 PM in 1984 || 5 Replies

    Boy do I wish I was Winston!!!

    So I'm done with the book and its pretty obvious that Winston's life sucks a whole bunch. First his mom and his sister run away because he was being a little fatty and ate all his sister's chocolate, then he goes on wondering for years if he is the only person that feels that way about Big Brother then blah blah blah meets Julia-in love right right then OH MY GOD CAUGHT BY THE THOUGHT POLICE and bam he is being starved and demolished by rats for god knows how long exactly until O'brien fills him in on what a loser he is and stuff and can't go on any longer with the pain and suffering and stuff so he's all like " OMG HURT JULIA AND STUFF!!!" and gets re-released back into the world that he hates so much, knowing he will never be able to do anything about it. On top of that it is seen that him and Julia betrayed each other, the 2 people that are suppose to be in love and would never do anything to hurt each other. So to sum it up he is alone in the world and is waiting miserably until he is vaporized. Sweet life.
    Posted By El Morgan Stern at Thu 19 Jan 2006, 8:48 PM in 1984 || 1 Reply

    Room 101

    My english teacher (aka teacher on this website) had us do a writing assingment on room 101. Like Winstons room 101 was the cage with the two rats on either side of him. Well our teacher had us do this really fun assignment on what our room 101 was. Heres mine:The guards opened the door and a rush of salt water brushed my face. I sceamed please don't, anything but that and then they pushed me into the door way only to fall 100ft in the air. I landed in ice cold water trying to search for the surface but I stuggled searching for the top because of the pitch black waters, and my stomach still hurt from the 100ft belly flopper. Finally I found the surface gasping for air. As I looked up I saw the light from the doorway. Then it slammed shut leaving me in the dark,icy,cold,waters trying despratly to keep above (the end). Please keep your remarks to yourself I know it sucked, but see if you can write a scarier room 101 than I did.(your room 101,not Winstons) :eek2:
    Posted By studentofcharb at Thu 19 Jan 2006, 5:13 PM in 1984 || 1 Reply

    julia

    julia supposibly felt the same about everything as winston did. how do we know that she wasn't apart of the thought police. yeah she did get punched in the stomach & she did have a scar after they talked in the park but all of those things could have been acted out. she could have been the one to have helped set up winston the whole time, she could have been lieing about everything. was there anything else in the book i didn't catch to have proven julia was or was not apart of the set up the whole time?
    Posted By studentn at Wed 18 Jan 2006, 2:41 PM in 1984 || 2 Replies

    fears

    as you rpobably know, in room 101 its where you are tortured with your worse fears. i want to know how they know exactley what there worst fears are, of course with winston it was because of the telescreen, but not everybodys fears can be shown on a telescreen. they couldn't have really told anyone because they can't really show emotion, wouldn't telling someone your fear be an emotion?
    Posted By studentn at Wed 18 Jan 2006, 2:38 PM in 1984 || 0 Replies

    o'brien

    it says that winston was writing his journal for o'brien because he had a feeling o'brien felt the same way as him. did he know that he would come into contact with o'brien? did he kind of feel that all of these events would happen? someone explain.
    Posted By studentn at Wed 18 Jan 2006, 2:36 PM in 1984 || 2 Replies



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