1984 Winston And Julia's Relationship

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Would Earth become a more efficient place to live under the authority of someone like Big Brother? In the novel 1984 by George Orwell, the city of London is taken over by Big Brother and renamed to Oceania; citizens living under the authority of Big Brother live in constant fear as they are constantly controlled and ministered while forced to respect the Party. By analyzing the novel using a symbol, a motif, a theme, a conflict and reading the novel through psychoanalytic lens, citizens clearly suffer from the influence of the Party. Winston Smith despises the Party and desires the citizens of Oceania to obtain more privacy and freedom from Big Brother. Winston and Julia are in a light argument about the Party; Julia argues that the Party…show more content…
Winston and Julia obligate secret sexual undertakings without permission of the Party: “Winston’s crimes against the Party escalate in intention and scope. He starts an illicit affair with Julia, a dark-haired woman who works in the Fiction Department at the Ministry of Truth. These two heroes bring different motivations to their rebellious sexual relationship” (“Heroism” McLaughlin 1). This passage aids the subject matter because any form of sexual relationship is significantly incorrect in the eyes of the Party. Conceiving children is the key purpose of intercourse according to the Party, but Winston and Julia utilize sex as a rebellion against the Party’s guidelines. Winston and Julia’s affairs reoccur without the vision of the Party, making the rebellious behavior extra intense. Next, Winston and Julia’s embrace wasn’t truly meaningful, but important since they both disliked the Party: “No emotion was pure, because everything was mixed up with fear and hatred. Their embrace had been a battle, the climax a victory. It was a blow struck against the Party. It was a political act” (Orwell 126). This line promotes the focus because any unauthorized relationship by the Party is prohibited. Breaking any rule against the Party results in serious consequences, yet Winston and Julia loathe those stipulations tremendously for their combined disagreement of the Party. Even though they are two people, the rebellious act itself could trigger a potential mass law breaking of the Party and its rules. Lastly, Winston and Julia hear about the Brotherhood and attempt to pursue a position by stating an interest in joining the rebellion to O’Brien: “We believe that there is some kind of conspiracy, some kind of secret organization working against the Party, and that you are involved in it. We want to join it and work for it. We are enemies of the party. We disbelieve in the principles of Ingsoc.
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