The Novel 1984 by George Orwell Essay

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The book that my group decided to read is 1984 by George Orwell. I looked up the amount of chapters in the book to determine how I would split the amount of the story I talked about in these recap entries, and found out that the book was originally split into 3, and that my copy had the parts labelled. Because of this I have decided that I am going to be doing 3 recap entries, one for each of the parts. The story begins in dystopian London, which is now a part of a province known as Airstrip 1, which is itself part of a country called Oceania. In the first few chapters, we are introduced to a man named Winston Smith, who is a low ranking member of the Party, a group which rules Oceania with a totalitarian might. Although Winston is a …show more content…
The Party can even make it so that if they faced an economic deficit, with a change of their earlier written predictions they can make it look as if their economy had actually risen past projected outcomes by lowering their predictions substantially below the actual outcome.
The Party also monitors most citizens with a telescreen, which is a monitor that can hear and see everything that you do, and also spouts propaganda for the Party. In the beginning of the book, Winston begins writing in a diary that he bought from the Proletariat district of London, which is a highly impoverished area that is relatively marginalized by the Party and is not seen as a threat. This is why many “Proles” do not have telescreens. When he begins writing in the diary, Winston begins to look back to an event in which a man named O’Brien, another party member, seems as if he, like Winston, is discontented with the regime of the Party during an event known as the Two Minutes Hate, causing Winston to contemplate many things. The Two Minutes Hate is something that happens daily, in which people gather around a screen where things that the Party designates to be their enemies are displayed in an attempt to garner hatred and to cause commotion among those viewing. The memories he recalls cause him to get angry, and they eventually

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