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Areas to focus on in Part 3:
- Chapter 1 | Winston’s imprisonment in the Ministry of Love; its description at the opening of the chapter and its contrast with conventional images of love; the lack of emotion Winston shows in relation to his mother now; Winston’s love for Julia stated as fact and then it disappears.
- Chapter 2 | Winston clings to O’Brien; Winston’s love for O’Brien; the death of love in Winston; the betrayal by Julia.
- Chapter 3 | Love...
Areas on which to focus in Part 2:
- Chapter 1 | Julia’s first message to Winston and his response; their meeting in the crowd at Victory Square.
- Chapter 2 | Winston and Julia meet and consummate their relationship.
- Chapter 3 | Winston and Julia meet several times; the discussion of Winston’s temptation to murder to ideologically orthodox wife, Katharine.
- Chapter 4 | Winston’s plans to use Mr Charrington’s shop as a place for him and Julia to meet; the...
Love and Relationships in 1984
1984 is commonly studied at A Level and is often cited as a fine modern example of dystopian fiction. At the heart of the narrative lies a relationship between two characters: the protagonist, Winston Smith and his girlfriend and accomplice, known simply as Julia: this has both thematic and symbolic significance. In addition, Winston’s relationship with his mother, his colleagues, and O’Brien, and the relationship between the present and the past, are important, as well as...[ read full article ] »
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