1984 - Summary - 1984 The story begins with Winston, the...

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Unformatted text preview: Summary - 1984 The story begins with Winston, the main character, coming back to his apartment from his job at the Ministry of Truth. Winston s job was to change recorded events, predictions made by the Party, and documents to make then correct . In actuality his job was to falsify history to whatever was in the Party s current best interest. Whatever the Party said must always be correct and undisputable, there fore history was constantly being rewritten by people like Winston. One of the Party s slogans was He who controls the past, controls the future. He who controls the present, controls the past. Every word anyone said was heard by the inner Party, also, every motion anyone made could be seen by the telescreens that were like two-way TVs. Anyone who showed any discontent or disapproval towards the Party was seen or heard, and taken to Ministry of Love, which concerned itself with law and order. No one knew what happened in the Ministry of Love, but people who were taken there most often disappeared. Their very existence falsified by the Ministry of Truth....
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course ENG 1401 taught by Professor Johnharwood during the Spring '11 term at Harvard.

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