1984 by George Orwell

Tom Parsons

Tom Parsons is Winston's neighbor and a devout member of the Party. Though professing to love Big Brother, he is heard by his daughter, who eavesdrops on him in his bedroom, to say in his sleep, "Down with Big Brother." His daughter turns him in to the Thought Police, and Winston encounters him in the Ministry of Love before he is presumably executed. Tom Parsons demonstrates the level of oppression and unhappiness felt by people in the world of the novel, even those who, like Parsons, seem happy.

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