Orwell 1984

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posters on every corner, reminding citizens of Oceania that Big Brother is always watching them. (p4) - A cold, dark world. I.e.) "Down in the street little eddies of wind were whirling dust and torn paper into spirals, and though the sun was shining and the sun a harsh blue, there seemed to be no colour in anything, except the posters that were plastered everywhere." (p4) - Helicopters skimming down between the roofs, a sign of the police patrol, snooping into people's windows. (p4) - Rocket bombs exploding in London with dull, reverberating roars. (p28) - Horrible living conditions. I.e.) "Never quite enough to eat, one never had socks or underclothes that were not full of holes, furniture had always been bad and rickety, rooms underheated, tube trains crowded, houses falling to pieces, bread dark-coloured nothing cheap and plentiful." (p63) - "Decaying, dingy cities where underfed people shuffled to and fro in leaky shoes, in patched-up nineteenth-century houses that smelt always of cabbage and bad lavatories."

(p77) - Most people lived in slums. - Bombs dropped on playgrounds with "several dozen children blown to pieces." (p156) - Amid the decaying buildings in London, during Hate Week, there is singing, banners, dancing, speeches, drums, trumpets, marching, posters, and films. Party Members - Outer Party Members - Each Party member has a telescreen within their home that monitors and scrutinizes each and every move they make. It cannot be turned off. - Forced to wear an expression of quiet optimism when facing the telescreen. - Had to wear blue overalls, the uniform of the Party. - Given a small amount of coupons to trade in for clothing, food, etc. - They are constantly under the watch of the Thought Police. - Not much food to eat in their homes. - Forbidden to...