What is a plot summary and theme for "1984"?

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In "1984", the protagonist, Winston , in employed rewriting history for the party. The party's symbol "Big Brother" is constantly monitoring, listening to, and watching its citizens. Winston meets a girl, which is not allowed, and they have a forbidden relationship. Winston also breaks rules by keeping...

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In "1984", the protagonist, Winston, in employed rewriting history for the party. The party's symbol "Big Brother" is constantly monitoring, listening to, and watching its citizens. Winston meets a girl, which is not allowed, and they have a forbidden relationship. Winston also breaks rules by keeping a diary of his own thoughts. He attempts to subvert the government and achieve freedom.

The themes of the novel are government control and freedom. How much power should a government have over its people? The novel also considers themes of free will. Do humans have a choice in their actions, or are our decisions predetermined?

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