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Learn about characters in George Orwell's novel 1984 with Course Hero's video study guide.
|Winston Smith||Winston Smith is the protagonist through whose eyes the story is told. Winston belongs to the Outer Party, yet he hates all it stands for and secretly rebels. Read More|
|Big Brother||Big Brother is the mustachioed embodiment of the Party who rules Oceania and who is likely only a symbol for totalitarian rule rather than a real person. Read More|
|O'Brien||O'Brien is a member of the Inner Party whom Winston instinctively follows as a man who seems to share his hatred for the Party. Read More|
|Julia||Julia is a young woman and fellow hater of Big Brother with whom Winston builds a romantic relationship. Read More|
|Emmanuel Goldstein||Emmanuel Goldstein is a former leader of the Party who now leads the Brotherhood, the counterrevolutionary group against the Party that may or may not actually exist. Read More|
|Mr. Charrington||Mr. Charrington appears to be a member of the proles (or working class) who owns an antique shop in London and from whom Winston rents a room for secret rendezvous with Julia. Read More|
|Katharine||Katharine is Winston's wife, though they no longer see each other. She is so repulsed by Winston that they are unable to conceive a child. Since divorce is illegal, Katharine simply leaves Winston.|
|Thought Police||The Thought Police is a Party branch that uses telescreens and other surveillance to report thoughtcrimes.|
|Mr. Parsons||Mr. Parsons is the ideal Outer Party member. He is Winston's neighbor at Victory Mansions and a lower-level coworker at the Ministry of Truth.|
|Mrs. Parsons||Mrs. Parsons is married to Mr. Parsons and is an overworked homemaker. She is raising two children whom she worries are spies likely to turn either parent into the Thought Police.|
|Syme||Syme is a creative, intelligent, yet orthodox member of the Outer Party. He is a colleague of Winston's at the Ministry of Truth who is helping to write the 11th edition of the Newspeak dictionary.|
|The Singing Prole Woman||The singing prole woman beneath Winston's rented room symbolizes the freedom of the proles and the only hope for all of society to regain its freedom.|