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1984 is about life in a world where no personal freedoms exist Winston the main character is a man of 39 whom is not extraordinary in either intelligence or character but is disgusted with the world he lives in He works in the Ministry of Truth a place where history and the truth is rewritten to fit the partys beliefs Winston is aware of the untruths because he makes them true This makes him very upset with the government of Oceania where Big Brother a larger than life figure controls the people His dissatisfaction increases to a point where he rebels against the government in small ways Winstons first act of rebellion is buying and writing in a diary This act is known as a thought crime and is punishable by death A thought crime is any bad thought against the government of Oceania Winston commits many thought crimes and becomes paranoid about being caught which he knows is inevitable He becomes paranoid because a young woman who is actively involved in many community groups follows him Winston is obsessed with the past a time before Oceania was under strict dictatorship The girl who was following him slipped him a note while at work The note said I love you They make plans to meet each other and carry on an illegal love affair This love affair is another rebellion against the government It goes on for some time Winston rents a room where he and Julia can be secluded from the outside world They meet a man named OBrien who indicates that he is another revolutionary Winston and Julia go to his house to meet with him OBrien gives than a seditious book to read Soon after that they are caught by the Thought Police and never see each other again OBrien becomes Winstons rehabilitator and torturer for the next 9 months OBrien tortures Winston in stages The first two stages are
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