Examples Of Social Relationships In 1984

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This written task addresses the topic of “Social Relationships” and especially the topic of love. I decided to write a letter from Winston to Julia based on the book 1984 by George Orwell. Winston Smith writes to Julia after the torture they suffered when the Thought Police discovered their crimes. The principal character is trying to inform her that even though the Big Brother thinks Winston was brainwashed he has not changed. Winston is still in love with Julia and he will never stop loving her considering that she was the only real aspect in his whole life. I chose this book because it caught my attention from the first page. This dystopian novel describes a fictional situation but at the same time it seems too real as a result of Orwell’s astonishing style to describe different scenarios and characters. An informal letter appeared to be the ideal way for me to write since my target audience is students and young adults. In …show more content…

My worst nightmare came true, I was around enormous rats and they were absolutely disgusting. The torture and the rats were driving me insane and I betrayed you. Now, I find out that our love is real despite the fact that we both grew up in a society full of hate and horror. You are my salvation and cure. “I enjoy talking to you. Your mind appeals to me. It resembles my own mind except that you happen to be insane.” (Orwell, 1949, p. 149) We committed Thoughtcrime, and I am committing it again considering I am writing this. They think they fixed me because of all the torture they made me suffer. I will not change my mind even if I made them believe I did it. The Big Brother has not all of the control; they will never know what we really think. I felt you truly loved me, and when I was with you I felt more human. You changed me in ways I cannot describe. “We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.” (Orwell, 1949, p. 13) Love,

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