Additionally, though there is a history of peaceful relations with the countries with whom Oceania is supposedly at war yet the people do not know this
due to government’s policy of re writing the past and the present whenever necessary to suit their needs. The opening pages of the novel present two main characters: the protagonist, Winston, and the antagonist, Big Brother. Winston, a 39 year old man, is coming home from work. As he heads for his apartment, we are told that on each landing is a poster of a large face of a man about forty five years old with a black mustache and strong, handsome feature. The appearance
of this face, simply referred to as Big Brother, is described to impart the sense of an imposing presence which found in every area of the society. The image establishes the perception of an eye that sees all.