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1984 With the September 11 disaster just two months past it is hard to believe that a leader like bin Laden could get his followers to go through with such a terrible act. This is comparable to 1984 by George Orwell. As bin Laden has brain washed his people so has Big Brother. In each one of these situations there has to be one person to stand up and try to stop this.

Winston Smith was that person in 1984. He was a low ranking member of the ruling Party in London. Everywhere he goes or anyone goes they see pictures of Big Brother there leader.

The Party controls everything from people's history to their language. The Party has currently invented a language called Newspeak. To delete the chance of political rebellion they have taken out words related to it. Winston begins to get frustrated with the control the Party has on the people.

A male Party member is suppose to be "faceless-mindless, a flesh-and-blood robot with a push button brain"� (Orwell 257). they are denied love by the law and taught to hate in an instant. A party female is a member of the Anti Sex League from birth. There job is to make sure there is no human emotion.

Winston begins to plot against the Party and becomes a member of the Brotherhood. Brotherhood is a mysterious group that works to over throw the Party. He works in the Ministry of Truth, where he alters the historical records to fit the needs of the Party. The government controls all the factors of life.

One day Winston receives a note from a girl named Julia. It said "I love you."� They end up having a private affair always on the lookout for signs of Party monitoring. Winston gets a letter from O'Brien saying that he wants to see him. O'Brien belongs to the Inner Party and says that he feels the same way Winston and Julia feel about the Party. He said that he was a member of Brotherhood and was conspiring against the Party. O'Brien was really a spy and had Winston taken away to the Ministry of Love and taken away.