school project about 1984
Overall i think this was a pretty good book. Maybe not something i would read just for fun but it was still a good enough book for me to be able to get through it without much trouble. It was easy to follow and had a good plot. I like the fact that when he wrote the book he was thinking about the feature and not present time. I personally would recommend this to my friends and others who enjoy reading.
After a couple Outbursts from Winston he is taken to room 101. O'Brien places a cage of rats on the other side of Winston face. He says once he open the door between the cage and Winstons face that they will jump on his face and begin to eat it.... I think that's a bit harsh and gross. Earlier in the book Winston freaked out about a rat in the room he was renting. The thought police knew that his biggest fear is rats and they used it against him. He quickly tells O'Brien not to release the rats on him and to do it to Julia instead. With that being said he is released. He now loves Big Brother.
HAHA so Winston is in jail with his neighbor Mr. Parsons. His own children turned him in for thoguht crime. i find it ammussing since he said how proud of them he was earlier in the book. Anyway it turns out that O'Brien is actually with the party though he said "they got me long ago" most likely meaning he was once a rebel and he too got caught. O'Brien is like the supervisor for Winstons torture and he say it will cure Winston. Winston did ask about Julia and O'Brien says she betrayed him almost immediatly.
Winston and Julia have now been caught in the room he had rented above Mr. Charrington's store. Aparently there was a telescreen hidden behind the picture of the St. Clements Chruch. Winston figured out that the voice that had come from the telescreen was in fact Mr. Charringtons. He is part of the thought police. This is a very big deal because they will most likely beat, torture, and possibly kill both him and Julia. I really would be upset if they are both killed and thats how the story ends but i do not believe that will happen. I am interested in how they will be tortured though if at all.
Winston decides to rent out the room above the secondhand store in the proles district for him and Julia (I failed to mention her name in my last blog for some strange reason). They use it to meet up and spend time together though they do not live there full time because they still have to live their normal lives. So far the book has been getting better as it goes on. There has been more action happening but it kind of slowed down a bit so I’m hoping it picks back up. It’s generally a good book so far and it has been able to hold my attention for most of it which is actually pretty hard to do. I found a video online that explains the main plot of the book and have put the link below.
One morning at work he sees the dark haired girl in a sling. She ends up falling so he goes and helps her up but when he does so she slips him a note that says 1'I love you". He doesn't really know what to think and in reality neither do i. I thought she worked for the party and so did Winston. They meet up to discuss on how they can get alone. They breifly get to hold hands. They end up meeting up in the woods outside of London and eventually have sex. They later return to London to live their normal lives but meet up every now and then.
Winston goes and visits the prole district which is the lower class. The party doesn't care about the prole district because they are no threat to rebel against them even though they have the numbers too do so. He visits the secondhand store to buy a paper weight and on his way home he see's the dark haired girl following him. He gets home quickly and decides the best option is to commit suicide rather than be captured by the party and be tortured. He soon calms himself down so he does not kill himself.
I am starting to see that Winston is becoming very sexually frusterated. He writes in his diary about the last time he had a sexual encounter with a women which was a prostitute. Im not exactly sure how he got away with it since big brother is always watching. He is also thinking about rebelling against the party but doesn't exactly have it figured out. He is unhappy with his current life and wants to be free from "Big Brother"
Every morning a loud noise like an alarm wakes Winston up so that he can do physical jerks Which is essentially just workingout/exercising. It also starts talking about his job in the Ministry of Truth. His job is basically changing documents and things that happened in the past to whatever the party wants them to be changed too. While at lunch Winston sees the dark haired girl staring at him. He believes that she works for the party. I did forget to mention in my previous blogs that there are many posters put everywhere with a mans face on them which i beleive is that party leaders. The words on the poster say "BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU". Meaning you are always being watched and listened too by the government and/or party seeing how they are the same thing.
We start out in chapter two with the doorbell ringing and Winston thinks it is the thought police because of what he wrote in his diary(which he isn't even suppose to have). It turns out to be one of his neighbors, Mrs. Parsons, coming to ask for help with the plumbing. Her kids are "Junior spies" who turn in people to the thought police. I think it's a little crazy to have kids be doing this considering it could actually be dangerous. What if someone doesnt want to get turned in and hurts one of them? The thought police would know about it of coarse but that wouldn't change the fact that the kids are hurt. Seems a bit silly to me. I am hoping that the book picks up a little bit though. Still some dry reading going on here.
The beggining of 1984 is some-what dry reading in my eyes. There is not much going on except the explanation of the setting and winston who I assume is the main character. The party, which is basically the government, is totalitarian. Meaning that you have basically no rights and everything you do is being watched. When the writer wrote the book in the 1940's he based it off of Russia and Germany's governments and how they wanted to control everything and everybody. Especially if the person threatened their power. So far that is what i know about the book and a little bit of the first chapter.