1984

1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four: Novel Summary: Part 1 Chapter 5-Part 1 Chapter 6

Part 1 Chapter 5: Winston joins his friend, Syme, for lunch in the Ministry of Truths cafeteria. Syme and Winston discuss Symes progress writing the latest definitive Newspeak dictionary. Excited by his project, Syme exclaims, “Were getting the language into its final shape-the shape its going to have when nobody speaks anything else. When weve …

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1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four: Novel Summary: Part 1 Chapter 3-Part 1 Chapter 4

Part 1 Chapter 3: Winston dreams about his mother and his childhood. His dreams contradict themselves. At first, he sees his mother and sister sinking into dark waters as he emerges into the light. His sister and mother die so that Winston can live. Suddenly, Winston finds himself in a beautiful meadow meeting an enticing …

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1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four: Novel Summary: Part 1 Chapter 1 – Part 1 Chapter 2

Part 1 Chapter 1: The opening lines of 1984 introduce readers to Winston Smith, Orwells main protagonist, as he returns to his dismal apartment in Victory Mansion on a gritty, cold, early spring afternoon. As Winston moves through his cabbage-smelling building he barely notices a poster of Big Brother, “an enormous face, more than a …

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1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four: Novel Summary: Part 1 Chapter 7-Part 1 Chapter 8

Part 1 Chapter 7: Winston writes in his diary, “If there is hope it lies in the proles” (p.69). He believes that the proles, who make up 85% of Oceanias population, could overthrow the Party if they had proper leadership. However, this is unlikely to happen. Winston describes the proles as “unconscious.” Orwell illustrates Winstons …

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