Nineteen Eighty-Four is an American typical that probes the human mind in regards to control, corruption, power, and society. The author, George Orwell, suggests in an indirect matter that the regime will eventually become corrupted and attempt to use power which forces people to abide by the set rules. He portrays an imaginary dictatorial society in which citizens have no freedom and are being constantly brainwashed. Having no sense of fairness to individuals, the regime uses them for work. To attain this, the legislators in the story pacify individual’s way of thinking and abolish their freedom by instituting fear through strict rules, commotion, and persistent surveillance. We get to know Julia during the planning of two minutes hate, and it is during this time that Winston becomes hallucinated to injure her severely.
It becomes evident that Winston hates Julia since she exemplified what he couldn’t have; Julia was beautiful, young, and was a strong woman (Brandon 1). Later in the story, Winston and Julia bump into each other in a hallway and Julia falls for him. When Winston was assisting Julia, she hands him a note, demonstrating she loves him. Since then, the two got together although Winston realized that Julia has been in many relationships despite being prohibited. Julia and Winston spend lots of time together which primarily includes changing locations to avoid being discovered.
Even though Winston and Julia are both rebellious when it comes to the party, they are poles apart in their aspiration, reasoning, as well as the motives. While Winston and Julia resemble each other in that they have courage, they are very different in some aspects. Winston rebels against the regime with the aim of bringing justice as well as humanity to the coming generations of Oceania. Julia, on the other hand, is young and has no memories of the previous moments before the party and thus she cannot imagine a moment devoid of the party’s control. Winston seems old and bitter but does the contrary by comprehending that he is an opinionated and caring man whose aim is to bring change. He fears how the party conveys lies as well as the way it loathes (Luckhurst 1). Additionally, he is worried about the dumbed-down which comes up as a result of the party. Unlike Winston, Julia rebels the party just for the sake of rebelling.
She believes that the only mechanism to rebel against the party is by employing secret deeds of violence as well as disobedience since she has no confidence that anything or anyone can defeat the party. She exemplifies the aspects of humanity which Winston does not represent: cunning, pure sexuality, and persistence. Whereas Winston merely succeeds to endure, Julia, on the other hand, is a real survivalist. She employs all methods possible to carry out her self-centered revolution. Her behaviour is that of a passionate party follower, then again she is a person with unlimited human wants as well as a malicious spirit, which eventually leads her to be captured.
Another difference between Winston and Julia appears when the interest of history is put into consideration. Winston, whose primary responsibility is to redraft fresh stories, is deeply concerned about history and the possibility of it being forgotten. For instance, he recalls some moments back when the party was not claiming to be involved in the invention of the airplane, but it makes that claim recently. He is curious to know the time it will take for the party to have credit due to steam engine invention.
Julia, however, does not care about what makes Winston worried. As from her, the airplanes were invented by the party; this is according to what she learned from school “the fact struck her as totally uninteresting. After all, what did it matter who had invented airplanes?” (Orwell 193) Julia’s logicality portrays her as more insightful than Winston.
She is a bit skeptical and hard to be convinced on events such as that the battle with Eurasia was a deception: “the rocket bombs which fell daily on London were probably fired by the government of Oceania itself, just to keep individuals frightened” (Orwell 193). The author proposes that Winston’s picture combined with Julia’s practical, daily mechanisms of fighting dictatorship are crucial. One needs to be skeptical when fighting a corrupt system. Julia is an expert in faking her loyalty while Winston is exceptional in constructing a good argument which when combined, can create a considerable opposition to the regime. Apart from being rebellious about the party, both Julia and Winston despise the government and Big Brother as well as having a mutual sex drive. On the other hand, Winston is frightened and careful while her pal is more adventurous, free-spirited and ready to risk things. Winston’s life is one full of cautiousness as he constantly lives worried about the party. In addition to that, his moves are cautiously calculated, and he is always worried about the lethal thought police.
The other thing which demonstrates how Julia and Winston have opposite personalities is the way Winston is worried when it comes to broad social issues, and the way he is fatalistic and cynical. He is convinced, for instance, that his affair will get exposed by the thought police and this made him remark “we are the dead” (Orwell 222). This does not affect Julia at all. She is able to employ her cynical way of thinking by changing her concentration on things that happens presently, for instance, her body sexuality. Whereas Winston likes intimacy and sex, Julia is a superficially sexual being. She plays sex with different members of the party to fulfill her needs. To conclude, Julia appears to be straightforward, but she is cunning.
She is complicated, but from the way she functions, she is like a sounding board. Winston possesses an actual ill feeling towards females which came as a result of strict sexual codes as well as the party’s brainwashing. Winston can recall some instances when fondness was presented for its sake, and he is irritated with females for what the party had caused to them. All through the novel, the audience can precisely pinpoint the reality behind Julia and Winston’s fabricated relationship. In addition to that, it is also clear from the novel that Julia and Winston had few similarities but a lot of differences.
From the story, Julia and Winston’s rebelliousness against the party is not a real indication that they are together; these two individuals have different personalities. Julia has her own objectives while Winston has his. What brings them together is hate for the party, but it is not genuine. This is portrayed through various acts of betrayal which in the end, reveal their love was fictitious.