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Winston Smith
- Minor member of the ruling party in near-future London
- thin, frail, contemplative, intellectual, and fatalistic thirty-nine-year-old
- Winston hates the totalitarian control and enforced repression that are characteristic of his government. He harbors revolutionary dreams.
- Winston's lover working in the Fiction department at the Ministry of Truth
- Likes sex, and has had many affairs with party members.
- Julia is pragmatic and optimistic. Her rebellion against the Party is small and personal, for her own enjoyment
- A mysterious, powerful, and sophisticated member of the Inner Party whom Winston believes is also a member of the Brotherhood, the legendary group of anti-Party rebels.
Big Brother
- the perceived ruler of Oceania
- Big Brother’s image is stamped on coins and broadcast on the unavoidable telescreens; it haunts Winston’s life and fills him with hatred and fascination.
Mr. Charrington
- An old man who runs a secondhand store in the prole district
- seems to share Winston’s interest in the past
- seems to support Winston’s rebellion against the Party and his relationship with Julia
- rents Winston a room without a telescreen in which to carry out his affair
- member of the Thought Police
- Intelligent, Outgoing man who works at the Ministry of Truth with Winston
- Speicializes in language
- When the book opens, he is working on the new edition of the Newspeak Dictionary
- Winston believes Syme is too intelligent to stay in the Party’s favor.
- Fat, obnoxious, dull party member who lives near Winston and works at the Ministry of Truth
- Has a dull wife, and suspicious, ill-mannered children who are members of the Junior Spies.
Emmanuel Goldstein
- Never appears in the novel
- According to the party, he is the legendary leader of the Brotherhood
- Party describes him as the most dangerous man in Oceania
The group of people who oppose the party and want to overthrow them.
The act of being executed by the state, and having all records of your existence erase. Becoming an unperson. Dehuminization
Two way television. Al party members has one in every room of their apartment. Because of this, the party member is never out of earshot of the latest party propagnada, and not one second goes by that they are not under the surveillance of the aprty. There was no way to change the channel, and the telescreen could not be turned off except by members of the Inner Party.
Memory Hole
A system of pipes, similar to pneumatic tubes, which were used to destroy documents. A document stuffed in the memory hole would be conveniently whisked away to the furnaces below - quickly and easily wiped from history.
Reality Control. The power to hold two completely contradictory belieefs in one's mind simultaneiously, and accept both of them.
A facial expressoin that would give an idea that your mind was wondering. Any thought that is contradictory to the party's beliefs.
A language designed to diminish the range of thought of the people of the country.
Airstrip One
Formally called England. Demonstrates Orwell's distain for American influence Europe. Where the story takes place.
Big Brother
The fictional and tyrannic ruler of Oceania. Controls the everyday lives of all the citizens.
Hate Week
Week in which Oceanian citizens all attend rallies and parades to inflame hatred of Party enemies and heighten their efforts on behalf of Oceania.
Two Minutes Hate
Daily telescreen specials in which carious elements of crimethink were packaged into a parade of horrible images and soudns, at which, the viewers were expected to realease and negative emotions they posess.
Ministry of Love. Deals with the enforcement of the law and punishes those who break it with torture.
Ministry of Peace. Deals with war.
Ministry of Plenty. Controls the entire economy in Oceania
Ministry of Truth. Department of the government which is in charge of all record keeping and changing history.
The poor people or lower class of Oceania. These people make up 85% of Oceania and are not cared about by the leaders.
Youth League
Youth Anti-Sex League
Junior Spies

Mandatory children's group under control of the Thought Police. Supposed to monitor the actions of their parents.