Winston And Julia Relationship Analysis

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The relationship between Winston and Julia may seem to be based upon mutual love and respect, but in reality it is very one-sided. The two both take initiative in the relationship whether it be to benefit themselves or the other person, and bring something important to the relationship, however, the appeal of their secretive love wears off quickly as the relationship progresses.
From the beginning of this story, it is shown how important Julia, or the girl with dark hair, is going to be in the life of Winston Smith. Although his feelings towards her are less than friendly, he explains only one reason for really disliking her. It is stated, “He hated her because she was young and pretty and sexless, because he wanted to go to bed with her and …show more content…

Winston will talk to Julia about things on his mind, but she will dismiss them by saying she is not interested or by completely ignoring him, but Winston doesn’t seem to mind. When thinking about the relationship between them, it seems that Winston has more feelings for Julia does. She’s only interested in the physical attraction and what that brings about. They speak of having a life together, but for Julia the feelings are stale and only …show more content…

Both are taken into custody and tortured and beaten so that they can be rebuilt to obey the Party and to sell out each other. Winston takes many days of torture and pain before he is put into room 101 where he is encountered with his worst fear,which is rats. Winston the breaks down and yells, “Do it to Julia! Do it to Julia! Not me! I don’t care what you do to her. Tear her face off, strip her to the bones. Not me! Julia! Not me” (Orwell 286). The only thing that kept Winston going was the fact that he hadn’t yet betrayed Julia, and he felt determined to never betray her. With Julia, O’Brien told Winston that she gave him away almost instantly. She was all about saving herself,and did not care about what could happen to Winston now that they were caught and their relationship would not continue.
Later, after Winston and Julia return to regular society, they meet again and it is evident that they no longer have feelings for one another, but neither is phased by this fact. They tell of how they both gave each other away in the end and that it was, at this point, very common knowledge for both of them. They then part ways as strangers to one

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