1984 Characters Analysis

1984 Characters

1984 Characters

Winston Smith
A minor member of the judgment Party in near-future London; Is a thin, frail, reflective, intellectual, and fatalistic thirty-nine-year-old. He hates the totalitarian control and enforced repression that are characteristic of his government. He harbors revolutionary dreams.
Julia
Winston’s lover, a lovely dark-haired girl operating in the Fiction Department at the Ministry of Reality. She enjoys sex, and declares to have had affairs with lots of Party members. Her rebellion against the Celebration is small and individual, for her own enjoyment, in contrast to Winston’s ideological motivation.
O’Brien
[1984] a strange member of the inner Party who WINSTON believes is a member of the Brotherhood however who actually works at the Miniluv
Parsons
A fat, obnoxious, and dull Party member who lives near Winston and works at the Ministry of Reality. He has a dull partner and a group of suspicious, ill-mannered kids who are members of the Junior Spies.
Ampleforth
One of Winston’s associates at the Ministry of Reality, whose task is to “rewrite” old poems in keeping with Party ideology. He is apprehended for thoughtcrimes and using the word “god” in a poem
Syme
An intelligent, outgoing guy who deals with Winston at the Ministry of Truth. Syme concentrates on language. As the unique opens, he is working on a brand-new edition of the Newspeak dictionary. Winston believes Syme is too intelligent to stay in the Celebration’s favor; gets vaporized
Emmanual Goldstein
token of the brotherhood, was once a party member but broke off
Big brother
Though he never appears in the novel, and though he may not actually exist, Huge Brother, the perceived ruler of Oceania, is an incredibly crucial figure. All over Winston looks he sees posters of Huge Sibling’s face bearing the message “BIG SIBLING IS WATCHING YOU.” Big Sibling’s image is marked on coins and broadcast on the inescapable telescreens; it haunts Winston’s life and fills him with hatred and fascination.
Mr. Charrington
An old guy who runs a pre-owned shop in the prole district. Kindly and encouraging, he appears to share Winston’s interest in the past and seems to support Winston’s rebellion against the Party and his relationship with Julia, enabling Winston a space without a telescreen to perform his affair. He belongs to the Idea Police.
Martin
O’briens servant
Rutherford
celebration crook that never existed
Katherine
Winston’s mom
INGSOC
ideology/philosophy of the federal government of Oceania, which produces the totalitarian social structure; English Socialism
The Celebration
the political party in power
Proles
proletarians; around 85% of Oceania’s population
Inner celebration
official Celebration members. Upper class; 2% of the population in Oceania
external party
Middle class. Bureaucrats, and other government employees. Comprising roughly 13% of population. There is a big gap between the standard of life of Inner and Outer party members. Outer Party members have very little ownerships, and almost no access to standard consumer goods. All outer party members have a telescreen in every room of their pitiful excuse for a house.
The Brotherhood
A rebel group that is apparently led by Emmanuel Goldstein “the enemy of the people.” It is unidentified if this group really exists due to the reality that O’Brien said that he became part of it and was actually a bad guy and a member of the thought authorities.
Anti-sex League
An organization for young people to promote complete celibacy for both sexes. Their ideal is that all children will be the products of synthetic insemination and will mature in public institutions. Members use a red sash around the waist.
2 minutes dislike
Daily telescreen specials in which numerous components of crimethink were packaged into a parade of awful images and noises, at which, the viewers were expected to boo, hiss, curse and launch any unfavorable emotions upon.
Party Slogans
War is Peace
Freedom is slavery
Lack of knowledge is strength
Oceania
One of the 3 Superstates. (Political System: Ingsoc) Winston Smith’s house. Comprised of North and South America, Britain, Australia, and southern portions of Africa. Newspeak is the official language of Oceania, however basic English is still spoken by numerous.
Eastasia
initially an ally of Oceania, then an opponent. China, Japan, and a large part of Manchuria, Mongolia, and Tibet.
Eurasia
initially enemy of Oceania, then an ally; northern part of the European and Asiatic land-mass, from Portugal to the Bering Strait.
Doublespeak
1984 George Orwell utilized the word to descride a type of propoganda practiced where langauge is used ambiguously, diliberate usage of evasive or ambiguous language
Newspeak
main language of Oceania; “politically correct” speech
Telescreen
2 method tv. All celebration members have one in every room of their homes. Celebration members are never ever out of earshot and not one 2nd goes by that they are not under the monitoring of the celebration. There is no chance to change the channel, and the telescreen could not be turned off except by members of the Inner Party.
Speakwrite
an instrument utilized to write words by speaking into a microphone
Memory Hole
small chute in the wall that is utilized to carry documents down a warm current of air into an incinerator. These devices are found in the Ministry of Truth, where Outer Celebration members can ruin evidence of a different past utilizing them.
Room 101
Where the Ministry of Love takes you when nothing else works in getting you to think in the Celebration’s principles; your worst worry is held in there
Thought Cops
The specialized, scary branch of the cops that detects and jails thought lawbreakers.
Chestnut Tree Coffee Shop
the old, discredited leaders of the Celebration had been utilized to gather there before they were lastly purged
Golden Country
a lovely landscape that Winston sees in his dreams– a symbol of pureness
Hate Week
week created to motivate hatred of the brotherhood and Goldstein
Dystopia
a work of fiction describing an imaginary place where life is incredibly bad since of deprivation or oppression or fear
Miniluv
Ministry of Love; oversee commitment and love for Huge Sibling
Minipax
Ministry of Peace; manage military forces
Miniplenty
Ministry of Plenty; oversee supplies
Minitrue
Ministry of Truth; supervise in changing (falsifying) files
The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism
Goldstein’s book