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Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

Oceania- a fictional state representing both England and America is the setting where totalitarian society in it is in question.
Event I
Winston Smith, a member of the Outer Party from Oceania who works at the Ministry of Truth (Minitrue, in Newspeak), has decided, against his better judgment, to keep a diary in which his true feelings are laid bare- writes of his hatred for Big Brother....He held absolute proof that the Ministry was lying-  about three revolutionaries, Jones, Aaronson, and Rutherford, who were executed for planning a revolt against the state.....
Winston catches hope in the proletariat who are the 85 percent of the population of Oceania that exists outside the Party, kept in a perpetual state of slovenly poverty but mostly unregulated, unobserved.

Event II
Winston sees the dark-haired girl Julia at the Ministry of Truth, finds love instead...
O'Brien, under the guise of having a copy of the newest Newspeak dictionary, approaches Winston at the ministry and invites him to his apartment...Shortly after waking up from a long nap, Winston and Julia hear a voice from a hidden telescreen that suddenly commands them to stand in the middle of the room. Mr. Charrington enters with a crew of storm troopers who beat Winston and Julia, then hurry them separately away.

Event III
Winston is tortured in jail—known as the Ministry of Love—for an indeterminable length of time....the purpose of Miniluv is not to produce forced confessions and then kill its victims, but to “cure” the confessors, to enable them to see the truth of their confessions and the correctness of the Party's doublethink, in which “War is Peace,” “Freedom is Slavery,” and “Ignorance is Strength.”...Winston is still loves Julia....Winston must come to love Big Brother, for the Party wants no martyrs, no opposition at all. Winston is released a shell of a man, his hair and teeth gone, his body destroyed.

At last, it is announced over the telescreen in the bar that Oceania has won an important victory in the war. Suddenly Winston feels himself purged, no longer running with the crowd in the street but instead walking to his execution in the Ministry of Love. He can be shot now, for he at last believes. He loves Big Brother.

1984 is George Orwell's dark vision of the future.

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Big Brother, the leader of the totalitarian society.
Emmanuel Goldstein is the great enemy of Big Brother. 
 O'Brien is a member of the Inner Party.
Orwell named his central character Winston Smith after Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister of England during World War II.
Deep Insight
Freedom and Enslavement/Free Will
Appearances and Reality
Loyalty and Betrayal
Utopia and Anti-Utopia

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