George Orwell 1984 Feminism Essay

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The depth of the Feminine Characters in George Orwell’s novel 1984 In the novel 1984 by George Orwell; Orwell obliterates the need for women by placing the feminine characters in stereotypical positions. He has a feeling of resentment towards women. All of the women or groups of women presented offer a very twisted view of all of the things typically associated with women in literature there are multiple examples shown such as Winston’s mother, the Junior Anti Sex League, Winston’s wife, and characters such Mrs. Parsons and Julia. The junior anti sex league is a club meant to brainwash young girls into not having sex. The party realizes that sex is one of the harder instincts to control. Also the junior anti sex league teaches women to refuse sex for pleasure or monetary gain. Sex in 1984 is to be treated as only a duty to the party to procreate. Katharine Winston’s wife, is never revealed directly in the book. Winston described his wife as vulgar and…show more content…
The sexual revolution was a social movement in America that challenged the traditional behaviors related to sex. Social scientists continue to debate the time period in which the sexual revolution occurred. It was thought to have happened from the 1960s to the 1980s, but rather than a sexual revolution, an upheaval in social conventions is what occurred in the 1960s (Keen). Through the work of Alfred Kinsey it has been revealed that the sexual revolution took place in the 1940s during the post-World War II era (Petigny). Julia is also a clear representation of post- World War II women. Julia is an active member of the party, and works as a mechanic in the Fiction department in the Ministry of truth. Julia can be seen as a post- World War II woman because she is not the traditional stay at home wife or mother she has a job within the party and subliminally rebels against the

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