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1) Title. Working or Alternative Titles 1984

2) Author George Orwell

3) Date of Publication 1950

4) Genre dystopian fiction

5) Writing Techniques is written in the third person in Winston Smith’s point of view

6) The Setting and How It Contributes to the Drama or Atmosphere the setting is London England although it is called Airstrip One

7) Central Conflict and How It Develops and Resolves. What is the climax? Related Minor Conflicts the main conflict is Winston and his dreams of connecting with another human being. He is unhappy in his life and he wants to change it although he doesn't know how. The climax of the story is when Winston tells the men torturing him to torture her instead with the rats come out from their cage. There are many minor conflicts including Winston learning that his friend had betrayed him.

8) Major Characters Winston Smith , Julia, O'Brien, big brother,

9) Minor Characters Mr. Carrington, Syme, Emmanuel Goldstein, Parsons

10) Themes totalitarian rule leads to a dystopia and sadness. Orwell was warning people against Spain and Russia and communism

11) Symbols and Motifs Winston like old things from the store that sold used objects like the paperweight made of glass he wanted to live in the past again. The television screens and the posters of big brother reminding him he is constantly under surveillance.

12) Plot Overview, Chronologically, Including the Setting and Movement from Place to Place (Be Brief! Three to five sentences!)

Winston has been doing small things to undermine the totalitarian rule he is under like writing in a diary but he really goes wild when he meets Julia and start a passionate affair with her above a little store. They are caught and sent away for reprogramming and when they meet again in the future they are completely under the mind control of the big brother and don't seem to care that they are not in love anymore.

13) What is Most Stunning about this Book

This book has held up over time. Everyone can think of something that reminds them of this dystopian world. It reminds me of the polygamist cults in Nevada where people are so program they don't know that they are being tortured every single day. The book will speak to somebody about human suffering somewhere.


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14) A Quote of Less than Ten Words to Memorize

“Sometimes they borrow to the cheeks and devour the tongue.” O’Brien page 285

1) Title. Working or Alternative Titles 1984

2) Author George Orwell

3) Date of Publication 1950

4) Genre Dark Moody Distopian

5) Writing Techniques 3rd person in the voice of Winton

6) The Setting and How It Contributes to the Drama or Atmosphere the book is all about the setting. It is after the war and during a new war where there is constant bombardment of rockets and airplanes and bombs going off constantly everything is in rubble is called airstrip one but is really London

7) Central Conflict and How It Develops and Resolves. What is the climax? Related Minor Conflicts

the central conflict is with Winston and his desire lead a life that existed in the past. He doesn't want to be watched all the time he wants to find love and have sex with the girl and have nobody watching him. He wants to run his own life. There are many minor conflicts including the war that seems to never end and his neighbors spying on him. Every time he sees a child he is worried.

8) Major Characters Winston Smith , Julia, O'Brien, big brother,

9) Minor Characters Mr. Carrington, Syme, Emmanuel Goldstein, Parsons

10) Themes the theme is anti-communism. The book talks about a dystopian totalitarian government where big Brother is always watching you.

11) Symbols and Motifs the symbol of the glass paperweight means that he is thinking about how things were in the past and how much he wants them to be that way again stuck in a glass like something from the future. The eyes all over town watching him are another symbol of big brother watching

12) Plot Overview, Chronologically, Including the Setting and Movement from Place to Place (Be Brief! Three to five sentences!) Winston goes to work does his exercises come home sleeps and it starts all over again. Then you find out he's doing the unthinkable, he is writing in a diary, if he gets caught he could be killed. He meets a woman named Julia and instantly dislikes her but then finds out he really likes her a lot and they have an affair. They both get caught and sent away he tortured until they can follow big Brothers rules again. They see each other in a café and don't seem to care about each other at all they have been reprogrammed.

13) What is Most Stunning about this Book this book was terrifying in that you feel like it could really happen. There are probably parts of the world that live this horrible future every day in the Congo for instance in central Africa warlords telling you what to do all the time and constantly being in some type of war. There is always some horrible torture going on in the world and that the tolerant Terry and government out of control is usually the reason.

14) A Quote of Less than Ten Words to Memorize

“He loved big Brother” page 298