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The book starts off with an interesting first sentence the clocks were striking 13 To me this was unusual because there is no 13 on a clock and it is usually considered an unlucky number I thought it was kind of weird and different compared to what kind of world we are living in today This is because in London the province of Oceania is where our first and main character Winston Smith lives There are signs reminding citizens that Big Brother is always watching Big Brother is the leader of the party in which Winston is a part of as well as all the people of Oceania Winston Smith is about 39 and has on ulcer on his left ankle He had to wear blue overalls as a rule of the party He lives in Victory Mansions by himself One vocabulary word that I didnt know I found on page 6 eddies which is a current air running contrary to the main current Also on page 6 I learned that in this place where Winston lives they use what is called a telescreen which watches and hears everything everyone is doing There is a telescreen placed in every corner of every room This telescreen could not be turned off If you are heard thinking of something the Big Brother does not want you to think then you will be punished by the Thought Police This punishment could be death or a sentence of 25 years in a forced labor camp You had to keep your feelings to yourself and try to hide them from the Thought Police Your worst enemy is your own nervous system page 67 this is something you hear all the time from criminals who say their self conscious got to them There are three slogans of the party theses slogans are War is Peace Freedom is Slavery and Ignorance is Strength Not everyone is a member of
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