What are the key parts of this novel I should remember for an exam?

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For a major end-of-unit 1984 test I would know the following:

Major Elements of Works

  1. Narrator / Point of View
  2. Tone / Style of the author
  3. Background of author
  4. Setting (Time & Place)
  5. Protagonist / Antagonist
  6. Major / Round Characters
  7. Minor / Flat Characters
  8. Climax / Turning Point
  9. Themes
  10. Symbols / Motifs
  11. Foreshadowing
  12. Mythology / Allusions
  13. Major Quotes / Famous Lines

1984 Terms. Be prepared to define and discuss significance of the following terms, people, places, and Newspeak vocabulary:

  1. dystopia
  2. satire
  3. Big Brother
  4. the Brotherhood
  5. capitalists
  6. Chestnut Tree Café
  7. doublespeak
  8. doublethink
  9. Oceania vs. Eurasia vs. Eastasia
  10. the Golden Country
  11. Emmanuel Goldstein
  12. Goldstein’s book
  13. Hateweek
  14. Ingsoc
  15. Inner Party vs. Outer Party
  16. Proles
  17. Jones, Aaronson, and Rutherford
  18. Junior Anti-sex League
  19. memory hole
  20. Ministry of Love
  21. Ministry of Truth
  22. Minstiry of Plenty
  23. Ministry of Peace
  24. nationalism
  25. Newspeak
  26. Oldspeak
  27. ownlife
  28. Room 101
  29. sexcrime vs. goodsex
  30. the spies
  31. telescreen
  32. thoughtcrime
  33. Two Minutes Hate
  34. vaporization
  35. “Oranges and Lemons…”
  36. "War is Peace"
  37. "Freedom is Slavery"
  38. "Ignorance is Strength"
  39. types of propaganda
  40. surveillance vs. privacy
  41. totalitarian governments (name 2 types)
  42. censorship
  43. “mutability of the past”

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