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SparkNotes: 1984

Plot Overview

Summary & Analysis

Book One: Chapter I

Book One: Chapters II–III

Book One: Chapters IV–VI

Book One: Chapters VII–VIII

Book Two: Chapters I–III

Book Two: Chapters IV–VI

Book Two: Chapters VII–VIII

Book Two: Chapters IX–X

Book Three: Chapters I–III

Book Three: Chapters IV–VI

Appendix: The Principles of Newspeak

Characters

Character List

Winston Smith

Julia

O’Brien

Main Ideas

Plot analysis

Themes

Motifs

Symbols

Genre

Style

Point of view

Tone

Foreshadowing

Key Facts

How Does Mind Control Work?

Quotes

Quotes by Theme

Quotes by Section

Important Quotations Explained

Further Study

Context

Why Orwell Wrote 1984

1984 and the Dystopian Novel

Quizzes

Study Questions

Suggestions for Further Reading

Companion Texts

Writing Help

How to Write Literary Analysis

Suggested Essay Topics

Sample A+ Essay

How to Cite This SparkNote

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1984

1984 (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series)