The novel's protagonist, Winston Smith , is a citizen of Oceania, one of the world's three superstates along with Eurasia and Eastasia. Winston is a member of the Party, which rules Oceania under the principles of Ingsoc English Socialism. Oceania is an oligarchy, under hierarchical rule. The Party consists of Inner Party members, who are the ruling elite, and regular Party members, who are citizens of Oceania. Outside of the Party are the proles, non-Party members and simple people who live in poverty and are free from Party regulations. The Party's leader is Big Brother , and there are massive images of his kind visage, complete with dark hair and a substantial mustache, displayed throughout London, some accompanied by the words "Big Brother is Watching You.
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Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel , often referred to as , is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English novelist George Orwell. Thematically, Nineteen Eighty-Four centres on the consequences of totalitarianism , mass surveillance , and repressive regimentation of persons and behaviours within society. The story takes place in an imagined future, the year , when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war , omnipresent government surveillance , historical negationism , and propaganda. Great Britain, known as Airstrip One, has become a province of a totalitarian superstate named Oceania that is ruled by the Party who employ the Thought Police to persecute individuality and independent thinking. The protagonist, Winston Smith , is a diligent and skillful rank-and-file worker and Outer Party member who secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion. He enters into a forbidden relationship with a colleague, Julia , and starts to remember what life was like before the Party came to power.
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