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1. MY WORK RESOURCES

1.1. Literature dictionary

1.2. Signature - Encyclopedia Britannica - Cliffnotes

1.3. Paperback encyclopedia

2. MEANING

2.1. Author’s style

2.1.1. Narrative technique : internal focalization to Winston

2.1.1.1. "He and Julia - speculations - out of his mind"

2.1.2. tone: blunt - witty - precise

2.1.2.1. "past> alterable - past>never had been altered"

2.1.3. language : intellectual yet clear

2.1.3.1. "cockney> disapeared"

2.2. Warning on totalitarism - love of power and domination - human subordination - personal extinction - potential dangers of totalitarianism

3. THE BOOK AS AN OBJECT

3.1. BIG BROTHER - Winston’s building - peculiar

3.2. left pivoted picture - mild aged man - continues in book’s spine - rotated leftwards - right position - staircase and door

3.3. Published in 1949

4. THE AUTHOR

4.1. Pen name: George Orwell

4.2. Eric Arthur Blair - England: 1907 - Burma - Spain - World War Two - sporadically writing - Tribune, Observer, Manchester Evening News

4.2.1. 1903, India – January 1950, England

4.2.2. importance in literature history

4.2.2.1. 2 classics - bywords - political abuses

4.2.3. best reminded for

4.2.3.1. widely read works - thorny >simple - trivialities>status of art.

4.2.4. predilection topics

4.2.4.1. experiences on war - poverty - political related allegories

4.3. Animal Farm (1945), The Road to Wigan Pier (1937)

5. THE CONTENTS

5.1. literary genre

5.1.1. Dystopian science fiction

5.2. Plot

5.2.1. exposition

5.2.1.1. imaginary future - 3 totalitarian police states - Englishman Winston Smith - government, distorting - rewriting history

5.2.2. rising action

5.2.2.1. longing for truth - secretly rebel - love affair

5.2.3. climax

5.2.3.1. Visit O’Brien > Revolution - arrested by the Thought Police

5.2.4. falling action

5.2.4.1. torture - break physically - submit - love Big Brother

5.2.5. resolution

5.2.5.1. betrays Julia - brainwash - benevolent love for Big Brother

5.3. Characters

5.3.1. Main characters

5.3.1.1. Winston Smith

5.3.1.1.1. 39 years old - itchy swollen ulcer on his leg - frail and thin - blue overalls

5.3.1.1.2. writing talent - drinks and smokes - lonely - observant – resentful - pessimistic

5.3.1.2. Julia

5.3.1.2.1. dark-haired - 36 years old - Anti-Sex sash

5.3.1.2.2. duplicitous - small rebellion - zealous Party member - sexual being - community service

5.3.1.3. O’Brien

5.3.1.3.1. black overalls - 40 years old - distinguished manners

5.3.1.3.2. powerful and cunning – Brotherhood - set Winston up- betrayal - torture

5.3.1.4. Big Brother

5.3.1.4.1. 45 years old – handsome – mustache

5.3.1.4.2. May not exist- ruler of Oceania – unavoidable - everywhere

5.3.2. Secondary characters

5.3.2.1. Emmanuel Goldstein

5.3.2.1.1. Sheep like – cunning stare – jewish like – big nose

5.3.2.1.2. Never appears - legendary leader of the Brotherhood - dangerous and treacherous

5.3.2.2. Parsons

5.3.2.2.1. fat - 35 years old - boy-like attitudes - illiterate

5.3.2.2.2. obnoxious - dull - Party member

5.3.2.3. Syme

5.3.2.3.1. Intelligent – outgoing - language - too intelligent

5.3.2.3.2. small - rat-like

5.4. time and setting