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1984 by George Orwell Character sketch by Jeffrey Bowerman The two main characters in 1984 are Winston Smith and Julia Winston has his beliefs It is very hard to make him believe in someone elses ideas or lies He is a little paranoid about people watching him In the story 1984 people can be watched through TVs telescreens Because of this paranoia he found a place in his apartment were he could sit without being seen He spends much of his time sitting in this corner writing in his diary In his diary he writes things that could easily have him killed Winston is a quiet person who has a few friends He has a strong feeling about how the world is and a stronger feeling about how it should be Here is my example from the book that shows Winstons character Just now I held up the fingers of my hand to you You saw five fingers Do you remember that Yes OBrien held up the fingers of his left hand with the thumb concealed There are five fingers there Do you see five fingers Yes And he did see them for a fleeting instant before the scenery of his mind changed He saw five fingers and there was no deformity Then everything was normal again and the old fear the hatred and the bewilderment came crowding back again But there had been a moment - he did not know how long thirty seconds perhaps - of luminous certainty when each new suggestion of OBriens had filled up a patch of emptiness and had become absolute truth and when two and two could have been three as easily as five if that were what was needed It had faded out before OBrien had dropped his hand but though he could not recapture it he could remember it as one remembers a vivid experience at some remote period of ones life when one
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