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The relationship between Julia and Winston encourages them to show their true feeling towards the party and enables them to make an act of rebellion. The relationship that they have increases Wintons desire to live and makes life more tolerable

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English A2 21.03.2011 Word count: 1,460 DIFFERENCE? "For those who stubbornly seek freedom, there can be no more urgent task than to come to understand the mechanisms and practices of indoctrination. These are easy to perceive in the totalitarian societies, much less so in the system of 'brainwashing under freedom' to which we are subjected and which all too often we serve as willing or unwitting instruments." said Noam Chomsky. Winston Smith is a person who can remember foggy memories from the past; from the time before the revolution. Therefore, he "stubbornly seeks freedom" in his unique way. When he meets Julia, his desire to live and courage to overthrown the party expedites. The thoughts and relationship that Winston and Julia share define their actions and guide them along the way. The relationship between Julia and Winston encourages them to show their true feeling towards the party and enables them to make an act of rebellion. The relationship that they have increases Winton's desire to live and makes life more tolerable: "...Winston had dropped habit of drinking gin at all hours. He seemed to have lost the need for it. He had grown fatter, his varicose ulcer had subsided, leaving only a brown stain on the skin above his ankle, his fits of coughing in the early morning had stopped... (Orwell, 116, Heinemann)". Their relationship is so based on their common thought of rebelling against the party that in a way it is based on this idea. ...read more.


At the time when it happens you do mean it. You think there is no other way of saving yourself, and you're quite ready to save yourself that way, you want it to happen to the other person. You don't give a damn what they suffer. All you care about is yourself...(Orwell, 226, Heinemann)". After that day, they try to arrange another meeting but they both know that their feelings towards each other are not the same anymore. They have changed and they don't love each other as they used to. Even though it seems like both Julia and Winston are against the party, they differ in the way of their rebellion. This difference is mainly constructed because of the age difference between them; Winston is old enough to remember the time before the revolution and therefore can long for the past days where Julia has grown up during the revolution so she does not have the memories of the "good old days". Winston thinks of this rebellion way before their relationship. He dreams of a girl rebelling to annihilate the party: "...What overwhelmed him in that instant was admiration for the gesture with which she had thrown her clothes aside. With its grace and carelessness it seems to annihilate a whole culture, a whole system off thought, as though Big Brother and the Party and the Thought Police could all be swept into nothingness by a single splendid movement of arm... ...read more.


She believes that it is something that the Party invented as a "common enemy". She also does not know who he actually is and what he does. She only has the dimmest thoughts about him. She says almost everyone hates the Party but has no courage to show their feeling: "...she took it for granted that everyone, merely everyone, secretly hated the Party and would break the rules if thought it safe to do so. But she refused to believe that a widespread organization existed, or could exist. The tales about Goldstein and his underground army, she said, were simply a lot of rubbish which the Party had invented for its own purposes and which you had to believe in... (Orwell, 1117, Heinemann)". All in all, two people with the same goal, Winston and Julia form the "Nineteen Eighty Four" by Goerge Orwell, differ in the way of their rebellion. They also alter in their opinion about the relationship they have. Their approach to the act and the thought of rebelling is also different. Nevertheless, their end is similar; they both become a "good" member of the Party. Without acknowledging that they have been brain-washed, they start to obey the rules and become the citizens as the Party wants them to be. In other words, one may say that though the path they have passed is different, the place that they have arrived is the same; the point where "love" and obedience to the Big Brother meet. WOKS CITED: 1. Orwell, George. Nineteen Eighty Four. Heinemann Publisher, 1990. ?? ?? ?? ?? BOYACIOGLU 1 ...read more.

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