1984, George Orwell
1984, George Orwell Winston is the unfortunate victim of a totalitarian society gone crazy. In Oceania 1984, the Celebration has total control over every aspect of its people’ lives. Telescreens that monitor their movements are found in every home and apartment or condo. If a member of the Thought Police catches you even gritting your teeth throughout one of Huge Sibling’s speeches, it’s off to the Missionary of Love to be questioned about your partaking in a conspiracy against the Celebration. It’s a time of unknowing mayhem where war is peace, lack of knowledge is strength, and liberty is slavery.
The Celebration avoids revolt by utilizing an intriguing strategy– not giving its people a reason to revolt. If the Party guarantees, for instance, that there will be no decrease of chocolate rations and there does happen to be a reduction, they simply go back and alter their original statement. This significance they rewrite any newspaper articles, etc. that offer proof that they stated there would be a reduction, and ruin all of the old copies. In this method, the Party’s predictions are always real. So our excellent old good friend Winston is being in his office one day when he starts to have– gasp! -negative thoughts about the Celebration and its leader, Big Sibling. He buys a journal, a criminal activity thought about worthwhile of death by the Celebration, and begins to tape-record these ideas daily. By possibility, Winston takes place to meet a fellow Party-hater, Julia. They believe that the Brotherhood (an organization versus the Celebration) exists which their co-worker O’Brien is included with it. They meet O’Brien and verify that yes, undoubtedly, he is involved with the Brotherhood. O’Brien gives them a copy of “The Book” composed by the Brotherhood’s leader Emanuel Goldstein about his political concepts.
Julia and Winston are secure in their involvement with the Brotherhood and are relatively particular that the Idea Cops aren’t on to them. That is, till one day when the Thought Cops bust into their apartment or condo and drag them off to the Missionary of Love. Winston and Julia are separated, and Winston learns that his interrogator and the individual behind his getting caught is none other than O’Brien. Through a series of abuse and brainwashing, O’Brien “converts” Winston to the methods of the Party and the love of Huge Sibling.