- Big Brother
Big Brother is a character and symbol from George Orwell’s '1984.' He is the leader of Oceania.
The term “doublethink,” as first seen in George Orwell’s '1984,' is used to describe one’s capacity to hold two contradictory beliefs at one time.
INGSOC, or English Socialism, is the totalitarian political party of Oceania, in George Orwell’s '1984.'
- Memory Hole
The memory hole is a term that comes from George Orwell’s 1984. It refers to a hole in the wall into which paper and photographs are destroyed.
- Ministry of Truth
The Ministry of Truth is one of four ministries in Oceania in George Orwell’s novel '1984.'
Newspeak is the fictional language Orwell invented for his novel 1984. It is used to control what people are capable of thinking.
- Room 101
Room 101 is the designation of a particularly awful torture chamber within the Ministry of Love in '1984.'
- Thought Police
The Thought Police, or Thinkpol, are the group responsible for the detection of thoughtcrime within Oceania in George Orwell’s '1984. '
Throughtcrime a term used throughout Orwell’s 1984. It is defined as thoughts that go against the political ideology of the Party.
The term “unperson” first appeared in George Orwell’s '1984.' It refers to someone whose existence is denied due to a political or ideological crime.