Winston: A party worker who secretly hates the Party. Dating Julia. Julia: A party worker who secretly hates the Party. Dating Winston. O'Brien: An Inner Party member who works with the underground Brotherhood resistance Mr. Charrington: An antique shop owner who rents his upper room to Julia and Winston.
BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU
SUPPORT THE WAR EFFORT
Oceania in 1984: The government controls everything, watches everyone, and has reduced society to stupid, fanatical masses dependent on them to the point of worship. Those who disagree are killed.
DOWN WITH GOLDSTEIN!
DOWN WITH EURASIA!
Charrington is revealed to be a member of the Thought Police, and captures Winston and Julia for their rebellious thoughts.
1984 is a classic Man v. Society conflict. Winston and Julia are against a massive, controlling governement with little they can do. The only thing that keeps them going is knowing that they are doing something. in a small way.
The ever-prevalent theme throughout the book is the control of a government grown too powerful. There is no escape and very near no hope in the dark world Orwell created.
Due to the government's control, another theme of the desolation of hope emerges. We see the characters Winston knows, such as Syme, "vanish" or otherwise fall out of his life. Finally, he is left with only Charrington and Julia, who betray and are taken from him, leaving him with nothing at all.