Love Between Winston And O Brien

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Is it better to be understood or to be loved? Julia “loves” Winston and O’Brien understands Winston. Throughout the book, we see instances where Winston tries to share his love and passion for things of the past with Julia who does not understand nor care. However, upon sharing his curiosities with O’Brien, he is delighted to discover that he not only possesses knowledge that Winston seeks, but understands why Winston so desperately wants it. Genuine empathy seems to play a huge role in these two actions.

Winston never shows any annoyance towards Julia when she stops following Winston’s conversations about true knowledge and the past. He is content with Julia and the satisfied with the love between them. Julia may not understand Winston,
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