1984 By -George Orwell. Summary Chapter 1 and 2

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Summary Chapter 1 and 2

We are introduced to Winston Smith the main character of the story.

Works at Ministry of truth. Ministry of truth is one of four government

buildings in destroyed London, the main city of Airstrip One, a province of

Oceania. Year is 1984 and three contries are at war, Oceania, Eurasia and

Eastasia. Oceania is run by the party whose leader is Big Brother.

Winston is sick of his life in the ruined city and decides to keep a diary.

This is against the law in Oceania. He felt his feelings begin to hate

Emmanuel Goldstein, leader of the enemy party. He also spots O'Brien, a

party leader whose eyes he see's a bit of political sympthy. See's young

girl who he dislikes. He feels it is only a matter of time before his

though crimes are detected. A knock at the door he thinks is police.


Parsons, his neighbor is at the door and asked him to unclog a sink. He

does it but smells sweat all over the apartment. Mrs. Parsons is a

follower of party doctrine and a fellow employee at the ministry. The

children are members of Spies, a youth that encourages spying and telling

on traitors, including parents. Winston is revolted. He returns home and

writes a couple more minutes before going back to work. He remenbers a

dream where O'Brien tole him he would meet him in a place wher there is no

darkness. He washes his hands and hides the diary


Major ideas, conflicts and themes are introduced. We are shown how the

earth has changed, into 3 main contenients. we are also introduced to the

main character and how he fits into the new world. Also we are shown how

the computer age has taken...