War Is Peace
Freedom Is Slavery
Ignorance Is Strength
1984 was written by George Orwell in the year 1948, and is his idea of what the future might be like, 36 years later, in 1984.
1984 is a story about a man named Winston Smith. He is a man who is living in what was once England, but is now a scary place controlled by Big Brother. Big Brother is always watching.
There are cameras spying on Winston everywhere he goes. Even in the privacy of his own home there is no privacy.
Winston knows that it isn’t right, but can’t do anything about it because even to have a bad thought against the government is a thought crime. Winston writes down some of his thoughts and ideas in a notebook. This is also a crime and Winston knows that he could be punished for it, but he does it anyway. The more he writes down the more he begins to understand and remember.
But, how much can he really ever understand?