The story begins with Winston, the main character, coming back to his apartment from his job at the Ministry of Truth. Winston's job was to change recorded events, predictions made by the Party, and documents to make then "correct". In actuality his job was to falsify history to whatever was in the Party's current best interest. Whatever the Party said must always be correct and undisputable, there fore history was constantly being rewritten by people like Winston. One of the Party's slogans was "He who controls the past, controls the future. He who controls the present, controls the past."
Every word anyone said was heard by the inner Party, also, every motion anyone made could be seen by the telescreens that were like two-way TVs. Anyone who showed any discontent or disapproval towards the Party was seen or heard, and taken to Ministry of Love, which concerned itself with law and order.
No one knew what happened in the Ministry of Love, but people who were taken there most often disappeared. Their very existence falsified by the Ministry of Truth.
Winston hid his hate of the Party very well from the telescreens. He hated the party but he knew there was nothing he could do. He had heard of an anti-Party organization called the Brotherhood, but there was no way of knowing if it really existed. He didn't know if anyone felt the same way he did, but he was sure there must be.
The Party was reconstructing society as a whole, and no one seemed to notice. it was done so systematically and effectively, it was hard to believe the world had ever been otherwise. Children were raised to love Big Brother (the human face the Party took on). They were taught to turn anyone in who...