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1984 by Mind Map: 1984



3. Is the main character of the story. He works in the Records Department of the Ministry of truth. He started out as someone who wrote his thoughts into a journal before eventually turning into a full fledged rebel by joining what he thought was an anti-party Brotherhood.

4. Julia

5. Is the dark haired girl that works in the Fiction Department of the Ministry of truth. She is characterized as pragmatic and optimistic. She rebels against the party together with Winston. Though both of them hated the party, Julia’s ideological motivation were different from Winston’s.

6. Winston knows that all of his movement is recorded which is why he is careful and writes his journal in the telescreen's blindspot. Whenever he meets with Julia, they make sure that there are no cameras that can see them talk. He actively searches for places where there are no telescreens like the bedroom above Mr. Charrington's shop.

7. Winston is betrayed by Julia and he betrays her. Because of this, they both end up disliking each other and they definitely wont trust each other ever again.

8. Winston Smith

9. O'Brien

10. Started off as a mysterious character whom Winston thought he could trust. After inducting Winston into the anti-Party Brotherhood, It turns out that O'Brien works for Big Brother and that everything up until then has been a trap.

11. Winston admired O'Brien for his courage to oppose the Party. Naturally, everything he said he was turned out to be fake. Winston ends up being tortured because of him.

12. Julia is a very sexual being and has been having affairs with Party members for years. Because of her nature. She and the telescreens do not go well together so much that she knows a lot of places where she and another person could be intimate.

13. O'Brien destroy's Julia's relationship with Winston by getting both of them to turn against each other through the means of torture.

14. St. Clement's Church

15. Because they do not seem to follow any set calendar, the passage of time is uknown to the citizens. They do not even know their precise age. The older generation can only vaguely remember the past while the newer generation do not know what the past was like. St. Clement's Church is a symbol of that lost past.

16. St. Clement's Church is a relic of the past that the main character cannot seem to remember properly. A past that he wants to get back. A time when Big Brother ran their government.

17. Journal

18. Represents freedom and self-expression which were both illegal in Oceana.

19. Even though self-expression that is not praise to the Party is illegal, the main character still purchased a journal despite the fact that he could be caught by the telescreen in his home. Nonetheless, he does it anyway showing that Winston's need for self-expression and individuality is stronger than his fear of punishment, laying groundwork for his becoming an anti-hero.

20. Although Julia doesn't have a journal, she herself is a metaphorical Journal. She is the epitome of freedom and self-expression in the midst of oppression by remaining true to herself.

21. "He tried to squeeze out some childhood memory that should tell him whether London had always been quite like this [...] But it was no use, he could not remember: nothing remained of his childhood except a series of bright-lit tableaux occurring against no background and mostly unintelligible." (Pt. 1, Ch. 1)

22. "It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself – anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face was itself a punishable offense. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime, it was called." (Pt. 1, Ch. 5)


24. Julia does whatever she wants despite what her society and government deems is right. Though she is against their rules regarding sexuality, she doesn't care for fighting to change it.

25. Winston is against everything that Big Brother stands for. In part 1, he even writes "Down with Big Brother" knowing that it could get him killed..

26. Rat

27. Rats signify betrayal and thus the phrase ¨rat out¨. After being brought to Room 101, he finally betrays Julia asking them to "Do it to Julia," double-crossing her.

28. "Do it to Julia! Do it to Julia! Not me! Julia! I don't care what you do to her. Tear her face off, strip her to the bones. Not me! Julia! Not me!" (Pt. 1, Ch. 5)

29. She hated the Party, and said so in the crudest words, but she made no general criticism of it. Except where it touched upon her own life she had no interest in Party doctrine […]. Any kind of organized revolt against the Party, which was bound to be a failure, struck her as stupid.