1984 Winston And Julia Character Analysis

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Imagine a Government that is designed to create humans that are unable to develop their own understanding of how the world operates. In the novel 1984 by George Orwell, Winston and Julia struggle to overcome the totalitarian nature of their government. They undergo many changes along the way. In this society, Winston and Julia’s lives are impacted greatly in both positive and negative ways. Winston's life changes greatly because of the society he is living in. When he was a child there was never enough to go around; “Give your sister back her chocolate!’ He stopped, but did not come back”(Orwell 206). This shows that Winston never had enough ever since he was a child and always felt the need for some kind of change. This also explains how…show more content…
Julia dedicated her life and safety to destroying the Party; “She seemed to think it just as natural that ‘they’ should want to rob you of your pleasures as that you should want to avoid being caught. She hated the Party, and said so in the crudest words, but she made no general criticism of it.” (Orwell 165). This goes to show that because Julia was raised in this totalitarian society, she had had a grudge against the party so much so that she wanted to destroy them. Julia cared so much about the death of the party that she would seduce men in a way that would make them suicidal afterwards. Julia was not thinking about the consequences when she was sleeping with the men. Julia’s job would most likely not be the same if she did not live in the totalitarian society; “Unlike Winston, she had grasped the inner meaning of the Party’s sexual puritanism. It was not merely that the sex instinct created a world of its own which was outside the Party’s control and which therefore had to be destroyed if possible.” (Orwell 167). This explains how Julia was very content with her job because it involved destroying the party from the inside. Julia knows what she is doing, which is why she is so content with it. Julia realized that she needed to do this in order to defeat big brother as a whole. Julia dedicated most of her life to all of this. Julia’s life is impacted greatly in both positive and negative ways because

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