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While I understand that the point of "1984" is to warn readers about totalitarianism by painting a detailed future dystopia, I find this book's plot to be extremely disappointing. Throughout the book, it seems as if all the events (Winston's love for Julia, meeting O'Brien, joining the Brotherhood, reading Goldstein's book, etc) are leading up to, perhaps, a rebellion; but instead, Winston and Julia are suddenly arrested by the Thought Police, and "1984" ends shortly after when they have been utterly defeated by the Party. "1984" is a great book to make us aware of the possibility of a totalitarian future, but its plot is also quite dull and anticlimactic.

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