Where is Victory Mansions in George Orwell's 1984

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Victory Mansions are the dilapidated, neglected apartment buildings where Winston Smith resides in Orwell's classic novel 1984. Victory Mansions are located in London, which is the chief city of Airstrip One. Airstrip One is the third largest province in the dystopian nation of Oceania. Victory Mansions were built in the 1930s and continually smell like boiled cabbage. The electricity and furnace are constantly being shut off in Victory Mansions, and Winston fixes his neighbor's clogged sink at the beginning of the novel. Telescreens are a common fixture in each room in Victory Mansions, and ominous posters of Big Brother hang from the walls in the hallways. Winston initially commits thoughtcrime from his small apartment room in Victory Mansions when he writes, "DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER" numerous times in his secret journal (Orwell, 23). From the Victory Mansions apartment complex, Winston can see the massive Ministry of Truth, which is located a kilometer away.

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Victory Mansions is an apartment complex located in Oceania, a fictional city found in George Orwell's novel 1984. It is located on Airstrip One in London, and at one time the place deserved its name. With a name like Victory Mansions--containing both victory and mansion--readers might expect it to be a wonderful place. Instead, it is a run-down, smelly place.

The building is dirty and "the hallway smelt of boiled cabbage and old rag mats." Things that break do not get fixed, which makes things grow progressively worse. Windows are broken and the heat and plumbing are not in the least reliable. As bad as the building itself, the area around the building is covered with Big Brother propaganda and telecreens. 

In other words, think of everything  a place called Victory Mansions should be, and it is the opposite of that. Orwell modeled this building after one on which he and his wife lived for a time. 

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