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1984 By George Orwell Love Analysis

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Love in the Novel 1984 by George Orwell, plays an important theme as it shows us how the inner party uses love as a form of control over its’s people.
One of the Parties goals in 1984 is to remove love from marriages. To no surprise, they are very much successful in doing so. The Party is able to manage this by taking away the pleasure of sex and the intimacy with the thought that of the act as being “disgusting”. We see this first when Winston talks about his marriage with his wife Katherine. His marriage had no love which made having sex simply a duty and not something that was enjoyed (Orwell 65). In the end this caused their marriage to fail as it was so cold and emotionless.
Another way the Party is able to control love in 1984 is by managing which couples are fit to be married. If members want to get married, they have to receive the approval from a
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They are all forced to believe there is no greater love then the love for Big Brother. If the people of Oceania start to go off track and begin to love anyone other than Big Brother, consequences follow. Consequences such as torture in the most unimaginable ways. For instance, when the Party heard the news of the love affair going on between Winston and Julia, the Party stopped at nothing to make sure they put an end to it. They immediately took Winston to the Ministry of Love where they tortured him until he broke down and betrayed his so-called love Julia. “There were times when it went on and on until the cruel, wicked, unforgivable thing seemed to him not that the guards continued to beat him but that he could not force himself into losing consciousness.” (Orwell 240). By using torture, the Party was able to break his loyalty to Julia and fill it with hate towards her instead. Winston eventually comes to love Big Brother and seeks O’Brien for protection even though he was inflicting torture towards
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