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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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