George Orwell's 1984 Essay

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George Orwell's 1984 There is, in every person, a secret part of one's self that is kept completely secret. Most often than not, it is a place of solitude, where no one else is admitted entry. Logic does not rule here; pure instinct, the drive for survival, is what reigns supreme in this realm. However, there are those chosen few who are allowed in, and it is they who are most dangerous; they alone know how to best maul, injure, and in the end, betray. Orwell created such a relationship in 1984 between Winston and Julia. Though the idea is never directly stated, the likelihood that Julia is a member of the Thought-Police grows increasingly more evident and obvious as the story progresses through her words, actions, and in the…show more content…
he questions (102). She replies, ?It was something in your face?I?m good at spotting people who don?t belong. As soon as I saw you, I knew you were against them,? (102). The words send a chilling and crystal clear message?Julia knew about Winston?s thought crimes, his experiences. In essence, she had read and analyzed him, his emotions and memories, like one reads a suspenseful novel. With those simple sentences, she issued a death promise, hidden in plain view. Many of Julia?s actions throw suspicion back on her. One example is her attitude towards the Party. ?She hated the Party, and said so in the crudest words, but she made no general criticism of it,? (109). Any true enemy of the Party would have endless complaints about the Party, enough to fill all the books in the world and even then some. But Julia has none, and it makes no logical sense. She cares nothing about the lies the Party spreads about itself; she seems to only hate it in a physical sense?because ?it was just as natural that ?they? should want to rob you of your pleasures as you should want to avoid being caught,? (109). Another action that would make one doubt her claim to be a rebel is knowledge of the rhyme of the churches. The only other people that know the verse, Mr. Charrington and O?Brien, were both Winston?s enemies, so naturally it makes sense to assume that Julia is also against him. Also, it appears that she recites it automatically, and

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