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Summary The Story starts as the title tells us in the year of 1984 and it deals in England or how it is called at that time Airstrip One Airstrip One itself is a the mainland of a huge country called Oceania which contains North America South Africa and Australia The country is ruled by the Party which is led by a figure called Big Brother The population itself is divided in three parts 1The Inner Party app 1 of the population 2The Outer Party app 18 of the population 3The Proles The narrator of the book is all-knowing and he is not participating in the action of the book himself The main figure is Winston Smith a member of the PartyWinston works in the Records Department of the Ministry of Truth rewriting records of the past The action of the book starts when Winston develops critic thoughts against the ruling dictatorship of the party for the first time Doing so he buys himself a book which were very rare these days to use it as a diary Because individual expression was forbidden by the Party having a diary was a crime which could be punished even with death There were so-called telescreens in each room which were showing propaganda and political pamphlets and had a build in camera and microphone in order to spy on the people Therefore keeping a secret book was not only very dangerous but also very difficult When he makes the first entry in the diary Winston thinks about an experience he has made during the Two Minutes Hate a propaganda film that was repeated each day During this Film he caught the eye of OBrien a member of the Inner Party of whom he taught that he might stand also critic to the regime or that at least there is a bond of some kind between them After the reflection he finds that he has written the
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