The Totalitarian Society In George Orwell's 1984

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In George Orwell’s classic novel, 1984, he describes the totalitarian society by creating it into the predicted future. The audience is introduced to the main character, Winston Smith, at the very beginning of the novel. Winston is like any other citizen in Oceania, following the rules and trying to stay out of trouble. He meets a brunette named Julia, who he has had sexual thoughts about for a decent amount of time. Julia and he end up meeting in private areas for quite some time and rebel against the Party’s rules in acts of sexual intercourse for pleasure. Julia and Winston get caught by their allies, the Brotherhood, who are undercover Party members. Winston endures torture in the Ministry of Love while the Party tries to get him to confess …show more content…
At the very start of the novel Julia catches Winston’s eye, he is delighted with her appearance, but is very questionable when it comes down to whom she actually is. Winston ruminates on the thought that she is spying on him due to the fact that he keeps seeing her around Oceania. One of the many encounters is when Winston is on his way to the lavatory; he sees Julia fall down and reaches her free hand to Winston to help her. While helping her up she slips a small piece of paper into his hand that read, “I love you” (Orwell 108). Not only did Julia admit her love for Winston, but Winston does as well. He yells, “Julia! Julia! Julia, my love! Julia!” (Orwell 280). While they both have said I love you, when Winston arrives at the Ministry of Love Julia is not a priority anymore. During Winston’s torture session, he screeches out, “Do it to Julia! Do it to Julia! Not me! Julia! I don’t care what you do to her. Tear her face off, strip her to the bones. Not me! Julia! Not me!” (Orwell 286). Winston screeches to O’Brien to put the pain on Julia, not him. Winston and Julia do not love each other, rebelling against the party is what they desire most, not one another. Love between Julia and Winston does not exist in reality they enjoy using each other to go against the …show more content…
In the case of Julia and Winston, they use each other to rebel against Big Brother, but also for sexual pleasure. When they are found they both betray each other, which depicts the meaning of ‘love’ in 1984.O’Brien and Winston’s friendship reveals the devotion the citizens of Oceania maintain to be constantly loyal to the Party. Not only does Winston and O’Brien’s relationship show that, but Tom Parsons and his daughter’s does as well. Parsons daughter turns her father into the patrols in order to stay faithful to the party; her loyalty overrides her connection with her father. Finally, Oceania’s citizens follow the Party’s direction in whatever Big Brother wants them to commit; but, criminals of Oceania go through numerous processes to understand and agree with the Party’s

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