The Brotherhood is a fictitious organization in George Orwell's novel, Nineteen

Eighty Four.
It is mysterious in origin and operations, working to bring down the The arty.
The !rotherhood was supposedly founded by a man named "mmanuel Goldstein,
one of the members of the original inner circle of the arty #ust below !ig !rother
himself. $ike most leaders of the revolution, Goldstein turned on !ig !rother but,
unlike the others, he was somehow able to escape, and founded the !rotherhood. It
remains unknown as to whether or not Goldstein e%ists and is still active, but if so, his
location is unknown.
The !rotherhood cannot be said to be an &active& resistance movement, because its
main goal is simply increasing in size slowly, in the hopes that generations in the
future they might pose a threat to the party. In the film of the same name, O'!rien
implies that perhaps in &' thousand years& there might be an attack on the party by
The !rotherhood. (owever, in the present day, even if they are not active enough to
actually cause any damage, the arty's propaganda blames virtually anything that
goes wrong on sabotage by !rotherhood spies.
)upposedly, !rotherhood members do not even know one another. 'll !rotherhood
members are e%pected to be captured, and when they are, they will not be rescued,
as to protect the secrecy of the mysterious organization * most attempt suicide when
captured if it is possible. 's a result of their e%treme likelihood of capture,
!rotherhood members do not know more than +,- other members of the party, and if
captured they conse.uently cannot betray any significant number of other members.
/ery little information is given as to whether the !rotherhood, or anything like it,
actually e%ists. O'!rien heavily implies to )mith that all of the details of the
!rotherhood and the very e%istence of "mmanuel Goldstein are #ust fabrications that
the arty invented in order to lure out thought criminals. O'!rien does analyze that
there might, hypothetically, be a real resistance movement similar to the fake
!rotherhood, but if so, it has hidden itself so well that the arty has never detected it.
It is known however, that there is a fake !rotherhood operated by the Thought olice
in order to lure in disloyal arty 0embers, and that 1inston was lured in by it.
The !rotherhood is, however, fre.uently used by the arty as a trap for potential
thought criminals. 1inston )mith, the novel's protagonist, is contacted discreetly by
O'!rien. O'!rien pretends to be a member of the !rotherhood, however, he is really
working for the arty, lying to gain 1inston's trust and denounce him as a thought
criminal. 1hen 1inston is captured and tortured inside the 0inistry of $ove, he asks
O'!rien if the !rotherhood does e%ist. (e tells 1inston that that is a .uestion he will
never get an answer to, so it is unknown as to whether it really e%ists or is merely an
illusion by the party.
The !rotherhood bears some resemblance a real OG2 operation known as the
Trust Operation, which was a fake anti,communist front group established to lure
enemies of the !olsheviks back from e%ile.

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