George Orwell 's Galvanized As Much Attention On The Future Of Humanity

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Few books have galvanized as much attention on the future of humanity as George Orwell 's 1984. In 1984, Orwell presents a bleak, brutally efficient apparatus that owes its existence to the unceasing oppression of the masses. Against this force, Winston Smith and his lover Julia are deviants desiring pleasure and free thought. This relationship between Julia and Winston is particularly vital to the novel 's success. Specifically, Julia is the crucial piece in the novel. Julia presents a contrast to the rigid demands, morals, and purity of Big Brother. Furthermore, Julia enhances our understanding of Winston through her disparate views on what constitutes rebellion. This is also the way in which Julia differs from what a reader might expect…show more content…
Winston declares, "I hate purity. I hate goodness. I don 't want any virtue to exist anywhere. I want everyone to be corrupt to the bones" (104). Julia 's retort is short, efficacious, and incriminating: "Well then, I ought to suit you, dear. I 'm corrupt to the bones" (105). Once again, Julia explicitly proves that she is not a virtuous partisan. Orwell has so far given numerous indirect characterizations of Julia 's anti-Party behavior; however, there is also directly characterized evidence of Julia 's nature presented. One such example is found when Orwell describes Julia 's skill at masking the conversations she partakes in. Orwell states, "Julia appeared to be quite used to this kind of conversation …. She was also surprisingly adept at speaking without moving her lips" (107). Orwell plainly states to readers that Julia is competent at skirting the rules of the system. Orwell goes even further just a few pages ahead. He reveals to readers, "She had her first love affair when she was sixteen, with a Party member of sixty who later committed suicide to avoid arrest" (109). Julia is not a virtuous soldier of Big Brother. In fact, Julia is directly exposed as a heinous violator of Ingsoc principles. Although it is foolhardy to argue that Julia is a virtuous woman, she is most certainly a flat, static character in Orwell 's novel. This helps to enhance the message that Winston is not just abnormal in

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