Similarities Between Julia And Winston In 1984

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Mohammad Qazem Mahmoud Jaber Ms. Stephanie Casemore ENG4U 25 September 2014 Julia and Winston George Orwell has shown that even if the two main characters are totally different they still can fall in love deeply. Julia and Winston are brought together by hate to the society in which they are living. Their relationship highlights many contrasts between equally opposite rebels. They have different life experience, tactics, priorities and skills. They complemented each other and learned from each other while using their differences to strengthen their relationship. Firstly, they were from different generations, therefore the way they think about certain events were opposite. Winston is old enough to remember the life before the Party seized power. For example he recalls that planes were invented long before Big Brother and he has memories about his…show more content…
Winston considered himself as a dead man. He wrote, "Thoughtcrime does not entail death; thoughtcrime IS death" (Orwell 27). His mind was in future; he even dedicated his diary to future generations. He truly believed that proles would make revolution and defeat the party. The Golstein’s book fascinated him, because he had better understanding of Party’s tactics. Even if the book "not actually told him anything that he did not know" (Orwell 179) he still believed that "if there is hope, it lies in the proles" (Orwell 60) Julia ‘s mind was in present and control of the party was just the way her generation lived, so she didn’t concern about politics. Opposite to Winston, Julia ” did not feel the abyss opening beneath her feet at the thought of lies becoming truths" (Orwell 128). She said to Winston, "I'm not interested in the next generation, dear. I'm interested in us" (Orwell 129). Her outrage was upon ruining her fun, not at Party’s control of
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