Major Fictional characters
Winston Smith the supporter and chief character of the novel. He is an rational center aged adult male of 39 and a member of the Outer Party. He is besides an honorable adult male who inquiries and Rebels against the alone and insecure life, stripped of all human feelings, in the province of Oceania. He falls in love with Julia and is punished for the relationship with her. The first name reminds one of the celebrated British solon, Winston Churchill, and the family name Smith is a really common English name. The combination of Winston and Smith, hence, gives the feeling that the chief character is like any common English adult male, and yet uncommon in many ways. In a society where everyone is simply bing and carry throughing the Party’s wants, Winston continues to believe, inquiry, love, and experience like all free human existences should. Through Winston Smith, Orwell besides brightly portrays a common adult male’s battle to retain his individuality, saneness, and natural rights in a society that is filled with fright, solitariness, languor, and insecurity.
Julia a beautiful immature miss of 26. Although a worker for the Party, she rebels against its prohibition on love and sex. She falls in love with Winston and looks towards him for emotional and physical company. She is an intelligent and practical adult female who is cautious in choosing the meeting topographic points for Winston and herself and careful in non being seen in public with him. Her superficial cognition is all she wants ; when Winston tries to speak to her more deeply about the Party & # 8217 ; s methods or thought, she responds by snoozing off. Unlike Winston, Julia has non experienced life before the revolution ; she knows merely the new society, except through the history books that give a false image of the yesteryear. To the animalistic Julia, love and sex are her lone arms against the Party. In blazing rebelliousness of the Party’s regulations on celibacy, Julia jumps from one sexual relationship to the following, with immature and old alike. Her human desire for company and love, nevertheless, attracts her to Winston.
O ; # 8217 ; Brien a shrewd, intelligent adult male who holds a high rank in the Inner Party. He comes across as a friend to Winston in the gap chapters of the novel. Subsequently, he turns out to be the betrayer from the Party who turns Winston in and punishes him. He epitomizes the beast force and fanatism of the Party. In O’Brien & # 8217 ; s character, there is a combination of personal appeal ( which attracts Winston towards him ) and an about overzealous impulse for power. In fact, O’Brien can be compared to the nineteenth century dictator Hitler who enjoyed mass entreaty, in malice of his fanatism and resolved hatred towards a peculiar race. Through the character of O’Brien, the author reveals to us that the top party members lead a life of privilege and luxury as compared to the remainder of society. In making so, Orwell criticizes the belief that ; # 8216 ; all work forces are equal he does non believe that equality can of all time be in a society. He says that the party ; # 8217 ; s end is ; # 8216 ; Power over all work forces ; # 8217 ; . O ; # 8217 ; Brien tells Winston that human spirit does non be. Ingsoc seeks to make a society where work forces do non believe, but act like the machines around them. In other words, the dehumanisation of adult male is the ultimate purpose of O ; # 8217 ; Brien and the Party he supports.
Big Brother ; # 8211 ; the caput of the Party Ingsoc. Though Large Brother does non be in world, his presence throughout the novel is overpowering. His end is to transfuse fright and intuition into the society. It emphasizes the fact that the people aren ; # 8217 ; t free. He is the symbol of how the Party distorts the world, for he truly doesn’t exist. He serves to construct aggression and hatred for the universe outside Oceania.
Minor Fictional characters
Tom Parsons & # 8211 ; a colleague and neighbour to Winston. He is a stupid but loyal member of the Party. He is highly proud of his kids who spy on others and describe them to the Police.
Syme & # 8211 ; Syme is an intelligent and witty philologue who likes to pass clip with Winston. He is & # 8216 ; vaporized & # 8217 ; by the Party because he can see through the prevarications that the telescreens churn out and is instead blunt and Frank in showing his resistance. As a consequence, Syme is seen as a menace to the Party and is silenced everlastingly. Before his decease, Syme reveals that Newspeak, the new linguistic communication f the new society, is another political enterprise on the portion of the Party. By extinguishing violative words, like sex and emotion, from the linguistic communication, it is another agency of commanding the heads of the people.
Mr. Charrington & # 8211 ; the proprietor of a little store merchandising odds and terminals and secondhand articles. He lets Winston and Julia use the top floor of his store as their hideaway. In the terminal, he reveals himself to be a member of the Thought Police.
Ampleforth & # 8211 ; a poet who makes a brief visual aspect in the staff canteen. He besides works at the Ministry of Truth.
Tillotson & # 8211 ; a adult male with a ferocious expression, who works with Winston in the Records Department.
Rutherford & # 8211 ; one of the outstanding members of the party who is accused of plotting against the Ingsoc. He is punished, forced to squeal, and disappears.