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1984 by George Orwel is a dramatic novel portraying a restricted society. Winston
Smith is a thin, 39 year-old man who wears blue Party coveralls. Winston is sick of the
Party's rigid control over his life and world, and begins trying to rebel against the
Party--writing defiant thoughts in a secret diary and starting an illegal affair with
Julia. Julia a beautiful dark-haired girl working in the Fiction Department at the
Ministry of Truth. A mysterious and powerful member of the Inner Party whom Winston
believes is a member of the Brotherhood. Throughout the novel, Winston is obsessed with
O'Brien, dreaming he will meet him one day in "the place where there is no
darkness.". The novel starts off in a city called Oceania, where the BIG BOTHER IS
WATCHING YOU. Winston feels frustrated by the control of the Party, which prohibits free
thought, sex, and any of individual thought. He has illegally purchased a diary in which
to write his thoughts, and has become fixated on a powerful Party member named O'Brien,
whom Winston believes is a secret member of the Brotherhood, the legendary group that
works to overthrow the Party. Winston works in the Ministry of Truth, where he alters
historical records to fit the needs of the Party. He has noticed a beautiful girl, staring
at him; he worries that she is an informant who will turn him in for his thought crime.

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