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Department
English
Course
ENGA11H3
Professor
Deirdre Flynn
Semester
Winter

Description
Winston - Lives in victory mansions - Thin, frail, 39 yrs old - Varicose ulcer above his right ankle - He is technically the member of the ruling class - He is a propaganda officer where he alerts historical records to match the party’s official version of the past events - Pulls dairy from the drawer in the little alcove - He has lust and hatred for Julia initially - Just before the hate began, he knew he hated big broth, and saw same loathing in the O’Brien’s eyes - Written ‘DOWN WITH THE BIG BROTHER’ which is a thought crime - First overt act of rebellion, writing in a dairy - The novel opens on the day that his hatred finds an active expression - He is aware of himself as an entity separate from the totalitarian state. - He writes in his dairy that his thought crime makes him a dead man - He dreams of Golden County, where the dark-haired girl takes off her clothes and runs toward him in an act of freedom that annihilates the whole party. He then wakes up with the word ‘Shakespeare’. - Every morning he has to do ‘physical jerks’ - He thinks that having photographs and documents, makes one’s life lose its outline in one’s memory - He has been fearing the party’s power for decades, and the guilt of having committed the crime against the party is overwhelms him, renders him that absolutely certain that he will be caught and punished - Memories of his past enter in his dreams - Caught the party in a lie in the 1960’s under the chestnut tree Cafe, a gathering place for out-of-favour party members. They were in New York at the time when they were allegedly committing treason in Eurasia (photograph) - Winston thinks of writing in his dairy as a kind of letter to O’Brien. - The note from Julia makes gives him the sudden desire to live - He didn’t push his wife because it is still impossible to win against the forces of oppression that govern their lives - Having unauthorized sex with another party member means that rebellion is longer confined within himself - He tells paperweight is the link to the past - Obsession with the past causes Winston to rent the room. By making room available for himself and Julia, he hopes he can make his relation with Julia to resemble one from an earlier, freer time. - He subconsciously believed that he murdered his mother – Winston woke up crying - They both agree with each other that torture would undoubtedly make them confess their crimes, it cannot stop them loving each other. - He knew that he would be caught even if he does or does not trust O’Brien Place where there is no darkness - Was the source of undoing, and it undoes Winston as well Prole Woman Singing - Hope-for-the-future - He imagines her bearing children who will one overthrow the government Julia - Fiction department in the Ministry of Truth - They plan a meeting in the Victory Square – where they will be able to hide from the telescreens amid the movement of the crowds. - They meet in the Square and witness a convoy of Eurasian prisoners being tormented by a venomous crowd - She likes outwitting the party and enjoying herself - Not troubled by the party - She plans her affair with ruthless efficiency and then enjoy it with abandon - Lacks fatalism - More optimistic - Uses her body to remind him that he is alive - Her understanding of the secual repression as a mechanism to incite war fever and leader worship renders her sexual activity a political act - She tells Winston that she believes that war and brotherhood to be party’s inventions - Winston scolds her being a rebel only from the waist down Winston’s crime - Refusing to accept the Party’s control of history and his memory - He starts to love O’Brien because he stops the pain, and he knows that he is not the source of pain. - O’Brien tells him that his outlook his insane and that torture will perfect him O’Brien - Leads them through a ritual song to initiate them into the order of rebellion - He asserts that Winston has known him was an operative all along, and Winston admits that this is true War - Unites citizens in against the imaginary foreign figure while also making it impossible for its subjects to meet or exchange ideas with citizens from other countries, since the only foreigners are prisoners of war. - According to the book, war is simply a fact of life that enables the ruling party to keep masses ignorant of life in other places – the real meaning of the phrase ‘War is Peace.’ Mrs. Parsons’ kids - Winston is tormented by fervent children, who, being, junior spies, accuse him of the thought crime - The junior spies organization of children who monitor adults of disloyalty to the party and succeed in catching them. - The children are very agitated because their mother won’t let them to go see a public hanging of some of the Party’s p
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