1984 By George Orwell, Summary
In the very first part of the book, the reader gets presented into the story. George Orwell discusses the world; the people in Oceania are living in. A world full of security and spying, a world ruled by one Celebration and its head, Huge Sibling. Posters of his face and with the Party’s slogans are everywhere.
Oceania is a desolate place what is brought on by the war it is in.The reader is familiar with the lead character Winston Smith and acquire insight his everyday life. He is operating at the Ministry of Fact, among 4 ministries. The others are the Ministry of Love, the Ministry of Peace and the Ministry of Plenty.Winston is very discontent with his life and the whole political system. Although he is monitored all the time he begins composing a diary in a corner of his space, where the camera of the telescreen can not reach him. Composing a diary is not forbidden however it would make Winston suspect, thus numerous things do.
He learns more about a girl who becomes part of the “Junior Anti-Sex League” who flashes him glace. In the beginning he thought she belongs to the Thought Cops and that she would believe him. He met her at the “Two minutes of hate”– a daily propaganda broadcast and he likewise seeO’Brien -a member of the Inner Party- for the first time. Winston makes sure, that he and O’Brien are on the same wavelength and that he is against the Party too.He likewise frequently dreams about his youth and past days. One day Winston goes into a store at the location where the Proles live. He buys a little coral which is inserted in glass.
The owner of the store shows him a little space where no telescreen is and Winston is amazed. However he hesitates of leasing it and so he tries to forget that room.Part twoOn the way home he satisfied the girl for the 2nd time and he is encouraged now that she belongs to the Idea Police.One day when he was at work and strolling down a flooring he satisfied her once again. She drops and Winston stops to help her up. While he is assisting her she passes him a little note privately. Winston opens the note later and it says: “I enjoy you.
“He is confused about it and talks to her, Julia, a few days later while she is sitting alone at a table in the cafeteria.They satisfy each other outside in a wood for two times and Julia informs Winston about her secret disobedience against the Celebration. He informs her about the space with no telescreen, the store owner revealed him and Julia consents to rent this space for meeting there.One time, when Julia and Winston are satisfying each other he informs her about O’Brien which he believes he is a rebel too. Julia gets curious therefore they are checking out O’Brien. Because he is a member of the Inner Party he has some opportunities. He can shut off his telescreen for a little while what makes them possible to talk freely.
O’Brien displays Winston and Julia that he belongs to the brotherhood a secret organisation against Huge Bro. O’Brien also provides Winston a copy of the book “The Theory and Practice of Oligarchic Collectivism” by Goldstein.When they were back in the room they lease Winston makes certain, that he wishes to combat versus the Party but he is afraid of being discovered and getting killed as well. And just a few seconds later the Thought Authorities storms into the space and arrests both of them. The shop owner, a male called Mr. Charrington belongs to the Idea Cops and spied them the entire time trough a telescreen which was hide behind a picture.Part threeWinston gets up in a room without windows and numerous telescreens at the walls.
He does not know what time it is not even whether it is day or night. He likewise has no concept where he is however he supposes that he stand at the Ministry of Love, because that is the location where the Thought Cops has its place of business.Winston has to pass some standard questionings, which are lead by O’Brien who betrayed Winston and Julia. However after that he gets tortured in many vicious methods. O’Brien offers Winston an electro shock which is that high that his long-term memory was controlled for a while.O’Brien believes that his approach of re-education succeeded therefore Winston gets more food and his body recuperates from all the tortures. However when O’Brien realised, that Winston still hates Huge Sibling and still loves Julia he brings him to room 101.
Room 101 is infamous for being the worst headache because the Celebration tortured the detainee with the one thing he is most afraid of.When Winston is in space 101; O’Brien stands with a cage loaded with starving rats in front of him. He threat Winston to open the cages door and after that finally Winston gives up and asked for grace. He groans that they need to torture Julia instead of him and so O’Brien stopped.After he secures free he satisfied Julia for one last time. They admit themselves that the Party was able to damage their sensation for each other.So in the end the Party handled to brainwash Winston in such a way that they obey the system and the Celebration.