Nineteen Eighty Four By George Orwell Essay

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Book Review for Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
Jason Lee December 12, 2015
Date published June 8, 1949
City where published London, England
Publisher Secker & Warburg
Number of pages 267

Summary of your book (key details only...address the beginning, middle, and end of the book) Nineteen Eighty-Four takes place in the fictional nation of Oceania, in a Cold War-like world where three superpowers vie for supremacy. In Oceania, society is divided into three sectors: a ruling Inner Party, a heavily indoctrinated Outer Party, and masses of socially irrelevant Proles. Winston Smith, the main character, is a member of the Outer Party. He works in the Records Department in the Ministry of Truth, where, despite the organization 's name, his job is to rewrite and distort history. To escape Big Brother 's tyranny, at least in his imagination, Winston starts writing a diary, in which he writes every negative thought about Big Brother that crosses his mind. He cannot be so open about his distaste because telescreens, government mandated combinations of television and security camera that do not include an off switch, are placed everywhere - in his home, his cubicle at work, the cafeteria where he eats, even in individual bathroom stalls. Every move he makes is under a state of extreme surveillance. One day, while at the

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