1984 By George Orwell

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 countries 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 Reaction 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. Quotes "Big brother is watching
you, the caption beneath it said" "Thoughtcrime was not a thing that
could be concealed for ever." 1984 -George Orwell MONDAY, NOV 15, 1993

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 Newspeak. They are joined by

Parsons. Winston thinks of the fate that each co-worker will recieve. 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. Reaction The Golden country
that he dreams about is definatly 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 part in the book most likely. Quotes "People in the Records

Department did not talk readily about there jobs." "Winstons greatest
pleasure in life was his work" 1984 -George Orwell TUESDAY, NOV 16, 1993

Summary Chapter 6,7 and 8