Winston Smith, Julia O'Brien, Big Brother
Mr. Charrington, Emmanual Goldstein
Parsons, Syme, Prole Woman
Person-against-self - an internal conflict of feelings.
Person-against-person - the typical protagonist vs. antagonist scenario.
Person-against-society - the protagonist battles against the larger organizations of society
(or a system of beliefs held by society).
Person-against-nature - the protagonist is threatened by a component of nature.
Dystopia: Totalitarianism, Absolute Power
Psychological Manipulation: Language as Mind Control (Newspeak, Doublespeak), Big Brother is Watching You, Giant Telescreens, Junior Spies & Junior Anti-Sex League
Physical Control: Party Watches Every Action, Twitch & Gesture, Mass Morning Exercises (the Physical Jerks), Long Work Days, Brutal Physical Torture
Control of Information & History: Rewriting & Control of Information, "Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."
Use/Misuse of Technology
Big Brother, Glass Paperweight, St. Clement's Church, The Place Where There is No Darkness, Room 101, The Telescreens, Red-Armed Prole Woman
Urban Decay, Doublethink
The Party in Oceania
Party Slogans: War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength
Doublethink: The Ministry of Plenty oversees economic shortages, The Ministry of Peace wages war, The Ministry of Truth conducts propaganda and historical revisionism, The Ministry of Love is the center of the Party's operations of torture and punishment.
Language Defines Man
Heidegger: Man does not speak language. Language speaks man. We are imprisoned by language when we associate words to symbols/images.
Marx: Communication is linked to power.