D-503 In George Orwell's 1984

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In the case of D-503, he too, like Winston, despises I-330 when he is first accustomed to her. He states that ‘her tone was so full of impudent, so full of mockery… I always hated her’ however, although he ‘swear[s] this was a total surprise’ and that he ‘could not possibly have desired what happened next’ his sexual passion caused him to sit on the floor begging ‘now, right now, this minute’. I-330, like Julia uses her body to draw men in and then presents to them her political beliefs, during their first time alone in the Ancient House, I-330 changes from her Party uniform into a dress. Through this gesture, I-330 is consciously offering D-503 a choice between her and the government. D-503 is evidently overwhelmed by the sight of her in the…show more content…
Most notably is the fact that both Winston and D-503 end up being once again, loyal to the party. Both Winston and Julia were tortured, enduring things such as the notorious room 101. Although Winston tells the recalls to the reader earlier in the novel that sexcrime is ‘punishable by death’, him and Julia appear to be spared; however, it is clear there is reason for this. They are kept alive because according to the party ‘to die hating them, that was freedom’ and O’Brien explains to Winston that ‘never again will you be capable of love, a friendship, or joy of living, or laughter, or curiosity, or courage, or integrity. You will be hollow: we shall squeeze you empty, and then we shall fill you with ourselves’, the phrase ‘we shall fill you with ourselves’ appears to be seemingly quite sexual as Winston’s sexual passion for Julia will be replaced with his passion for Big Brother. Upon asking, Winston learns from O’Brien that ‘in the end we shall shoot you’, which he would have expected as when Winston wrote in his diary ‘they always shoot you in the back of the neck. I don’t care, down with Big Brother’. Unfortunately to the reader, the party seem to have changed Winston’s views as at the end he reveals that ‘he had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother’. D-503 also ends up devoted to OneState but only once he has undergone the ‘Great Operation’. He reports himself to be…show more content…
They represent that however hard totalitarian governments try they can never fully control their people as these dystopian governments must focus on working out a way to remove the threat of desire. In We, Zamyatins government created table of sex and upon seeing that desire was still a threat, invented the Great Lobotomy, which removes individualism. Orwell however, has to resort to torture in his novel to remove sexual instincts and eventually death, this is because We is set 1000 years in the future and so he can prophesise technological advancements, unlike Orwell whose novel is set only 35 years after the publishing date. Although in 1984 it is clear that Julia and Winston both have feelings for each other, it is unclear whether or not I-330 has feelings for D-503 in We however towards the end of the novel D-503 finds out that I-330 was using him for the sake of the revolution. This creates a sense of pathos for D-503 however, unlike I-330 he did not have to face the Benefactors Machine; possibly because the Benefactor realised that without I-330 D-503 was not a threat to the government of
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