Divided into a rigid system of social classes, the world of Nineteen Eighty-Four consists of proles, representing the vast majority of the population, the Outer Party, and the elite Inner Party. Yet, within the faceless, uniform mass of human existence, the character of Winston Smith emerges to become the protagonist of the novel. Winston is a member of the Outer Party, an employee of the Ministry of Truth. His job is largely to rewrite the history and documentation of the state in order to satisfy current Party policy and interpretation. Of dramatic consequence, however, Winston...
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