Winston and Julia sticking together is the most important thing because it shows who they are. They are in love with each other and they are the only thing either of them has going for them because of the life they live. If they did betray each other then they both would go down for the crimes they committed and so does anyone else they know that knows about there crimes. Not confessing is also important because it shows that they are human and care for each other. "If you feel that staying human is worth while, even when it can't have any results whatever, you've beaten them" (Orwell 166).
In his influential novel, 1984, George Orwell uses a myriad of literary techniques, including themes, imagery, and motifs, to characterize life in post-revolution Oceania; he contrasts monotonous diction and curt sentence structure with vivid diction to emphasize the incompatibility of the bleak landscape of the city with the curious, emotional landscape of the human mind. During this passage (the first three paragraphs of page 126), Winston and Julia finally meet up in a secluded, forested area, where they talk and have sex. Directly after the two wake up from their nap, they part ways, Julia leaving first and Winston twenty minutes later, as not to get caught together. Orwell depicts a calm mood in this scene by using peaceful diction.
(Orwell 233). Then a little bit later Winston asked “Who denounced you?” then Parsons said “It was my little daughter” (Orwell 233). This shows how The Party is taking advantage over people so they can have power to do what they want. When Julia and Winston were captured by O’Brien,who was a spy for the Party, he put them in separate rooms, questioned and tortured Winston so he would give up Julia and confess.
The repetition of the words ‘slave’ and ‘servant’ establish the overall theme of a binding love. Shakespeare seems to share Petrarch’s idea that love is an almost otherworldly force. Shakespeare uses anaphora in lines 4,5,7, and 9 with his repetition of the word ‘nor.’ These constant contradictions make the reader think that the the speaker believes the exact opposite of what he is saying. His word choice shows the passive aggressive feelings, and underlying resentment the speaker has for his love.
Outwardly, he could not be seen with her at all, or at least romantically. The two would have to strategically plan meeting places, such as a field and an abandoned church, in order to keep their forbidden love a secret. Winston knew in his heart that he loved her, but also knew that romantic relationships were illegal and bound with consequence. The outward concealing of their relationship along with the inward love that they shared gave the novel a romantic appeal that grasped the attention of readers. This also exposed the horrors of a dystopia, being that no one can truly be happy or lead his/her own
George Orwell’s novel 1984 presents us two characters who are entirely different, but still complement each other entirely, the protagonist Winston and his love-interest Julia. Julia’s optimistic character highlights Winston’s fatalistic one. Winston believes he and Julia are compatible and can relate to each other because they share the same believes. They both detest Big Brother and want to rebel against the Party. While this is true, their similarities seem to end there.
Having eliminated all bonds of human connection between individuals, the Party intended that ‘the sex instinct will be eradicated… neurologists shall abolish the orgasm’ where the high modal declaration depicts the frightening measures imposed by the administration to prevent revolution. Thus, the relationship between Winston and Julia serves as an outlet of instinct but is also an expression of rebellion against the status quo: ‘their embrace had been a battle… It was a political act.’ Further, the ‘glass paper weight’ motif serves as a reminder of the past, a beacon of hope but in the arrest shatters, signifying defeat to the state. Ultimately, as Winston falls short of liberation, he disintegrates into a shell of his former self: betraying Julia and becomes a mindless vehicle of the Party’s propaganda for Big Brother.
Corruption in Hamlet and 1984 Comparing William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet to George Orwell’s novel 1984 may seem like a difficult task on the surface, however, through further analysis, the theme of corruption links these two texts together. Corruption: dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power. In both Hamlet and 1984, the protagonists desire to overcome corruption inevitably leads to their downfall. In society today, people are entitled to their own thoughts.
Whereas Lang’s science fiction film Metropolis (1927) examines the debilitating consequences for humanity in an exploitive Capitalist society, George Orwell focuses on the authoritarian maintenance of power through use of indoctrination in his dystopic novel 1984 (1949). Both texts, however, value the power of the human spirit to rise above oppression, illustrating its persistence against forces that threaten individuals’ autonomy. Directed in a post- WW1 society, Lang criticises the exploitation of the lower classes facilitated by the onset of industrialisation. Set in a post-atomic world, 1984 instead conveys concerns of the emergence of totalitarian governments and the resulting loss of human relationships. When read together, the texts
Julia thanks him many times and when Julia grabes Winston’s hand, she slips a note into his hand. Winston is so excited to read the note, but has to wait until he can make it inconspicuous. This is very hard to do when what is written on that note is very surprising. Later on in the story things, take a turn for the worst. Winston and Julia are sitting in Mrt Charrington’s upstairs room, talking about the future, they are caught.
Julia wasn’t much interested in reading, and Winston was surprised to discover that “the difference between truth and falsehood did not seem important to” (193) Julia. While Winston was greatly concerned about the party’s manipulation of truth, Julia was more interested in freedom of individuality. The clever thing was to break the rules and stay alive, whether it was a love affair, swearing, wearing makeup or obtaining luxuries on the black market. She took great pride in her ability to bring real sugar, real milk, and real coffee to her meetings with Winston (177). Julia’s desires to bring these prohibited items to their meetings, as well as her disinterest in exposing the part indicate that she rebels simply to undermine the party in her own small ways and gain individual freedom.
After meeting her, Winston realizes that he rebels because it is the only way to gain freedom. “The sexual act, successfully preformed, was rebellion. Desire was a thought crime” (Orwell, 68). In a way, Julia gives him the strength he needs to continue to fight for freedom. “I have not betrayed Julia” (Orwell, 273.)
Have you ever found yourself rooting for the little man? If so, you will more than likely identify with the theme of George Orwell’s book 1984. The main characters, Winston and Julia, in 1984, rebelled against the parties control, over their daily life’s. Winston and Julia conspire to lash out against the Party’s oppression, and they carry out a love affair, which was strictly forbidden by Big Brother. Character was really emphasized as a literary element throughout the book.
The Party in 1984 Oceania has one main goal: keep the citizens under their complete control. The Party as a group is a massive force that will stop for nothing. Their altercation of the past and the spewing of propaganda tv’s keep the people believing the Party’s every word. The corruption has gone so far that they even drag on wars to make people have a strong sense of togetherness and nationalism. In the book 1984, the villainous qualities of the Party create the biggest impact on the story by causing hatred, converting minds, and creating a new Winston.
Written in 1846, Wuthering Heights tells the tale of wicked lovers Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff and the destructive path their romance leaves behind them. Their story highlights the capacity humans have to love themselves and others as well as their ability to hate. It also depicts how hatred and revenge can cause people to do terrible things. Emily Bronte 's novel illustrates just how selfish and cruel humans can be, even to the ones they love. Throughout the novel, you see several examples of various forms of love.