Love In 1984

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In the novel 1984, George Orwell sets up a dystopia that reveals basic human qualities occur even when the people are brainwashed out of the,. This story takes place in an alternate society where life is radically different than what the world is today. The government has an extreme control on its people, brain washing them and suppressing every aspect of human connection. The citizens are taught to think that all information from the government is true even when it is blatantly obvious it isn’t. This novel allows the reader to witness the genesis of a primal love through the action of rebellion. Winston and Julia fall in love with each other as the book continues. Winston has an obsession with her after their first encounter, revealing she had made an imprint on his mind, which is the seed of his love for her. After making love with her, “At the sight of the words I love you the desire to stay alive welled up in him” (Section 2 Chapter 1). This brief passage illustrates his growing affection for her along with the relinquishing of a primal desire …show more content…

Winston and Julia are talking about their loyalty to one another “Confession is not betrayal. What you say or do doesn’t matter, only feelings matter. If they could make me stop loving you – that would be the real betrayal” (Section 2 Chapter 7). This particular spot displays that it is based on real love for the fact that it’s emotionally based. There is a lot of fabrication in this society and the feelings they have for each other aren’t. A person can lie about what they feel but that doesn’t change what they feel. Julia goes on to say on the same page “It’s the one thing they can’t do. They can make you say anything ¬– anything – but they can’t make you believe it. They can’t get inside you”. This passage reveals that no matter what they say or do it won’t change how they feel or what they believe which in its proper context can only be described as

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