Obliteration of the Self or Death Worshipwhose core territories are ChinaJapanKorea and Indochina The perpetual war is fought for control of the "disputed area" lying "between the frontiers of the super-states", which forms "a rough parallelogram with its corners at TangierBrazzavilleDarwin and Hong Kong ",  and Northern Africa, the Middle East, India and Indonesia are where the superstates capture and use slave labour. Fighting also takes place between Eurasia and Eastasia in ManchuriaMongolia and Central Asia, and all three powers battle one another over various Atlantic and Pacific islands. Goldstein's book, The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism, explains that the superstates' ideologies are alike and that the public's ignorance of this fact is imperative so that they might continue believing in the detestability of the opposing ideologies. The only references to the exterior world for the Oceanian citizenry the Outer Party and the Proles are Ministry of Truth maps and propaganda to ensure their belief in "the war".
Capital of a future from the perspective ofwhen George Orwell wrote the book political unit called Airstrip One in the superstate Oceania that is the setting for the novel. Police patrols are highly visible; posters of Big Brother—the ever-present, seemingly loving personification of the state—are ubiquitous.
This is the result of a change in the fundamental principles and core values of the society; human rights are nonexistent, and all available resources support building and maintaining government structures that administer and preserve the collective.
The life of the individual is barren; this barrenness is suggested by lack of luxury, beauty, and privacy.
Inner Party member Winston Smith has a fascination with the past that he acts out by paying clandestine visits to the oldest and meanest areas of the city, where the proles live and work.
Because the proles are considered by Inner Party leaders to be beneath concern, their sectors are largely ignored by the government and have become de facto museums of prerevolutionary culture, customs, and mores.
Only within the prole neighborhoods can Winston enjoy the smell of real coffee, the sounds of unconstrained conversation and songs, and the sights of uninhibited children playing and adults gathering to talk—all of which reminds Winston of his own childhood and suggest the complexity and fullness of prerevolutionary life.
Victory Mansions Victory Mansions. Run-down London building in which Winston has a flat on the seventh floor. The building has bad plumbing, no heat, a broken elevator, and the inescapable stench of rancid cabbage.
The one thing in the building that works flawlessly is its network of telescreens, which broadcast ceaseless propaganda and, in turn, watch residents through television cameras.
Cramped, dilapidated antique store in a prole sector of London that Winston frequents. He sees the shop as a microcosmic remnant of the past, but it is, in fact, a carefully maintained surveillance tool.
Its upstairs apartment, which Winston rents for trysts with Julia, becomes the place of their downfall. There they abandon themselves to sensuality only because they think the room has no telescreen.
However, it does have a telescreen, which, ironically, is obscured by something that would never be found in the home of a Party member—an engraving of a medieval church.
The illusion of privacy leads Winston and Julia to incriminate themselves, and furthermore leads Winston inadvertently to betray his abject horror of rats to the Thought Police watching him and Julia through the telescreen.
Ministry of Truth Ministry of Truth. Winston often rewrites the same news stories many times, making something different happen each time, and he comes to appreciate the power of the government precept that whoever controls the past controls the future.
Ministry of Love Ministry of Love. Standing behind heavily guarded barricades, it is protected by barbed wire and automatic gun pods. The absence of clocks and windows creates a sense that time is suspended or has no influence, an impression rendered more powerful by the contrast with life outside, where all activities are maintained on a rigorous schedule.
Golden Country Golden Country.
Place about which Winston dreams frequently. It is an abandoned pasture that, although once hedged, is being reclaimed by nature. In the midst of his first encounter with Julia, the Golden Country comes to represent for him an animal sensuality unburdened by reason, the antithesis of calculation and cold restraint.Winston Smith is a member of the Outer Party.
He works in the Records Department in the Ministry of Truth, rewriting and distorting history. To escape Big Brother's tyranny, at least inside his own mind, Winston begins a diary — an act punishable by death.
Winston is determined to remain human under inhuman circumstances. We see George Orwell’s interpretation of this in his novel “”. The setting for the book depicts a fictional totalitarian Government (modeled on the USSR and or Nazi Germany) to give an exaggerated account of how individuals and regimes use propaganda and fear to gain power over people’s words, thoughts and actions.
is set in. In , the British music duo Eurythmics released (For the Love of Big Brother), a soundtrack album containing music recorded for director Michael Radford's film Nineteen Eighty-Four, based on George Orwell's dystopian novel. In this lesson, we will discuss George Orwell's novel, '' After a brief summary of the plot and the characters, we will discuss and analyze a few of its main themes.
Literary Analysis The author of the novel , George Orwell, is a political critic. Therefore, he used very precise descriptions of situations and words to provide the reader a . In , Orwell recognized that government surveillance was an essential component to establishing power. His interpretation of the future was one in which government sought to increase its.