Characters: Katherine- Winston’s spouse, separated, hates intercourseMr. Parsons- sports nut, neighbor, has the stupidity of an animal, pleased with his child turning him inMrs. Parsons- meek, terrified of her kids, constantly needs helpAmpleforth- poet jailed for leaving “God” in poem he editedSyme- editor of dictionary for Newspeak, extremely smart, faithful to the Celebration but felt you need to safeguard your ideas and believe prior to speaking, read excessive, vanished and was vaporizedCharrington- old guy that own junk/antique store, prole, really a member of the Secret PoliceJones, Aaronson, and Rutherford- apprehended for treason and executed, Winston understands that they were innocent and had a photo as evidence, Chestnut Coffee shop and the tune lyrics,”I offered you and you sold me …”Martin- O’Brien’s servantJulia- dark-haired lady from the Fiction Department, a rebel “from the waist down”, thinks in following small rules so you can break big ones, really smart, spends much time on Celebration activities to conceal real sensations, drew in to Winston since he believed his face showed something that opposed the PartyO’Brien- member of Inner Party, can switch off telescreen, actually is head of the Thought Authorities, tricks Winston, torturer-reality exists just in the mind-feels the delight and evidence of power is making others suffer-feels the Celebration clings to power since it desires power.
It does not appreciate the good of the people.- “The things of persecution is persecution. The things of abuse is torture. The things of power is power.”-picture of future is boot stomping a faceWinston Smith- works in Records Department at the Ministry of Fact, discontent with life, however enjoys his task due to the fact that of the difficulty, rewrites product to reflect the present fact, believes excessive, keeps diary of advanced ideas, buys the book/diary merely due to the fact that he needs to own it, journal keeps him sane, remaining sane will continue human heritageWinston’s journal reflections and his beliefs-first made a note of with Big Sibling several times-believes the proles will overthrow the Party one day and hope lies with them-freedom is the right to say 2 +2=4-intelligent people destined to be captured while stupid people will survive-the just proof that the government lies is one’s instinct-realizes that there is no other way to compare old life prior to Transformation with present life-in moments of danger you are fighting your own bodyWinston has memories of his childhood that show wars, disappearance of his family.He has numerous dreams including one about the dark-haired girl in the Golden Nation, a nightmare in which he deals with a wall of darkness, and one in which O’Brien tells him they will satisfy in a place without darkness.Symbol of Winston’s life- the coral paperweightO’Brien brought Winston to Ministry of Love to treat him of his insanity and convert him.
He empties Winston of understanding and fills him up with Party beliefs.The function of the torture is not to extract a fake confession, but to alter the way that Winston thinks.O’Brien takes him to Room 101 when Winston states he still dislikes Big Brother.Winston saves himself from the rats when he does what O’Brien wants him to do, betray Julia.Ministries of OceaniaOceania’s four ministries are housed in huge pyramidal structures, and visible throughout London, showing the 3 mottos of the party (see listed below) on their facades.The Ministry of PeaceNewspeak: Minipax.Concerns itself with performing Oceania’s perpetual wars.
The society appears to unsusceptible to seeing violence in the novel. They even cheer for it, like in the war film, or the hangings of the enemies of the state.According to Goldstein’s book the main function of modern wars is to preserve the social structure.The Ministry of PlentyNewspeak: Miniplenty.Responsible for rationing and managing food and goods.The Ministry of TruthNewspeak: Minitrue.The propaganda arm of Oceania’s program.
Minitrue controls information: political literature, the Party company, and the telescreens. Winston Smith works for the Records Department (RecDep) of Minitrue, “correcting” historical records and news article to make them comply with Huge Bro’s most recent pronouncements, hence making whatever that the Party states true.The Ministry of LoveNewspeak: Miniluv.The company responsible for the identification, tracking, arrest, and abuse of dissidents, genuine or imagined. Based upon Winston’s experience there at the hands of O’Brien, the basic procedure is to combine the subject with his/her worst worry for a prolonged period, ultimately breaking down the individual’s mental faculties and ending with a genuine embrace of the Party by the brainwashed subject. The Ministry of Love differs from the other ministry buildings because it has no windows in it at all.The ministries’ names are ironic? the Ministry of Peace issues itself with war, the Ministry of Plenty: starvation, the Ministry of Truth: lies, and the Ministry of Love: abuse.
Nevertheless, from the perspectives of the Oceanians who accept the propaganda, these names are accurate.In his book, Orwell developed a world in which people have no right to an individual life or to individual thought. Leisure and other activities are controlled through a system of stringent mores. Sexual pleasure is dissuaded; sex is retained just for the purpose of procreation, although artificial insemination (ARTSEM) is more encouraged. The federal government is trying to kill the sex instinct and eliminate all please from the sex act. The unforgivable criminal offense between Party members was promiscuity. They felt that sex=disobedience which the genuine enemy of the Celebration, both inside and beyond marital relationship is desire.
The mystical head of federal government is the omniscient, supreme, beloved Huge Sibling, or “B.B.”, generally displayed on posters with the slogan “Big Bro Is Enjoying You”. Nevertheless, it is never ever rather clear whether Huge Sibling truly exists, or whether he is a fictitious leader created as a focus for the love of the Party which the Idea Police and others exist to engender (it is possible that he is genuine, but we? and the book’s characters? never understand for specific). It is perfectly possible that the dispute in between Huge Sibling and Emmanuel Goldstein remains in reality a dispute either between 2 fictitious or dead leaders, whose true function is to personify both the Celebration and its opponents.His political challenger (who is for that reason a criminal) is the disliked Goldstein, a Celebration member who the reader is told had actually been in league with Huge Sibling and the Party during the transformation. Goldstein is stated to be the leader of the Brotherhood, a large underground anti-Party fellowship.
Party members are anticipated to vilify Goldstein, the Brotherhood and whichever superstate Oceania is presently warring by means of the everyday “Two Minutes Hate.”A common two-minutes dislike is portrayed in the unique, during which residents ridicule and shout at a video of the hated “bleating” Goldstein as he releases a list of attacks upon Oceanic governance (undoubtedly, the image eventually morphs into a bleating sheep) on a background of enemy soldiers (in the book’s portrayal of the 2 minutes they are Eurasian, however after the switch to the war with Eastasia, it is expected that the background modifications to Eastasian soldiers).