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In the dream a stranger had told him “We shall meet in the place where there is .. Once when they do manage to speak, Winston tells Julia of his marriage with . What does make Julia suspicious is all the coincidences she brings into manifestation Next is when Julia and Winston meet in the countryside, and a peculiar. Winston and Julia meet in the countryside. that Julia likes physical intimacy, unlike his former wife, and partakes in it quite frequently with Party members.
His last glimpse of them, his mother sitting on the bed with his sister clutching her, reminded Winston of the dream of the two of them on a sinking ship. Winston remembers his mother as a noble person who lived according to her own private standards and remained true to her emotions.
In the world of the Party there is no room for emotions. Reality Control 8 Winston and Julia discuss the inevitability of their capture. If caught by the Thought Police, they must not betray each other. Both understand they will be made to confess and say anything the Party wishes, but as long as they do not stop loving each other, they will not have truly betrayed each other.
The Party cannot make you stop loving someone. They can make you say anything - anything - but they can't make you believe it. They can't get inside you. Surveillance 13 Julia and Winston go to see O'Brien at his home. They are amazed by the difference in the way the Inner Party lives. The flats are rich and spacious, smelling of good food. They have servants; everything is clean, well run, and silent. O'Brien's servant, Martin shows them in. They are nervous and intimidated.
O'Brien is dictating a memo as they enter. Winston suddenly worries that he may have made a mistake. What if O'Brien is simply a normal law-abiding Party member? O'Brien walks towards them, and as he passes the telescreen, he switches it off.
Surveillance 14 Julia and Winston are amazed that O'Brien has the power to turn off the telescreen. He starts to break into a smile and asks, "Shall I say it, or will you?
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O'Brien calls in Martin, whom he says is one of them, and pours them all wine, which Winston and Julia have never seen before. He knows that it is folly for a Party member to do such a thing, and increases his chances of being found out quickly. But the temptation of having a hiding place where he can meet his mistress more frequently than had been possible is too much for Winston. The two, Winston and Julia, know that they are "intentionally stepping nearer to their graves.
But they do meet at the room as frequently as they are able to. And they are surrounded by symbols; symbols of an age that has been and symbols of an age that will be, Winston thinks.
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Comment Throughout this section there are a number of objects or occurrences which appear to have an import beyond the merely literal: Clement's," and the song sung by the coarse Prole woman in the yard below the location of Mr. These are all to recur throughout the book, building up symbolic meanings. Winston is fascinated by the paperweight and purchases it from Mr. Charrington's meager stock of antiques. It symbolizes, within the terms of the book, the times which had been and which had been liquidated by the Party.
The paperweight seems to be a small, self-contained, and sealed world. It is aesthetically beautiful, not useful; therefore such an object is suspect by the Party, which pretends to value economic efficiency and usefulness only while at the same time, by the principles of Doublethink, encouraging incredible waste. At the end of Part Two, the paperweight is wantonly smashed by a soldier in the service of the Party's secret police, symbolizing the end of Winston's attempt to enter into a private world away from Party discipline.
Julia sees a rat scurrying out of sight in the room, and casually throws a shoe at it. But when she tells Winston, he nearly faints. Everyone has an absolutely irrational fear the terror of something, as O'Brien will tell Winston later. Winston's great fear is rats; this will be used against him later by the Party in the cellars of the Ministry of Love.
Winston's great fear is rats. The coarse Prole woman and the cheap popular song is he sings: And the song, though it is a perfectly tawdry one, composed by machine in the Music Department of the Ministry of Truth, does symbolize perhaps Winston's dreams of a better world, for it, too, will recur in the novel. The luxuries coffee, sugar, etc. Julia brings to the room: These simply symbolize Julia's revolt against the Party; they are physical things, as Julia's revolt is physical.
The Party at least theoretically denies luxuries, for they weaken the commitment of Party members. This, too, like the paperweight, symbolize the faded past; it is an old nursery rhyme describing the sound of the bells of the famous old London churches, which have now either been demolished or been turned into war museums. It, too, will recur. Section Five Julia and Winston continue their clandestine meetings in the room above Mr.
They talk of various things they might do: Or they might find Goldstein and the Brotherhood and join them to overthrow the Party. Or they might commit suicide. Only this last solution is feasible, because they know that they will be found out no matter what else they do, such is the Party's conditioning and such is its power.
Syme, the editor of the Eleventh Newspeak Dictionary, "disappears" in this section, as Winston had predicted he would; he is an "unperson. She regards the "war" in which the Party is perpectually embroiled as a sham, and in this she is far more perceptive than Winston. Winston thinks of Julia and himself as resembling the bit of coral enclosed in the glass paperweight; he imagines that the furnished room is akin to the glass, and that no harm can come to them as long as they maintain this oasis of sanity in the world of the Party.
As it will turn out, he is wrong even in this belief. Section Six O'Brien makes an excuse to speak with Winston at work, and refers to the Tenth Newspeak Dictionary and to Winston's friend, Syme, the dictionary editor and enthusiast about Newspeak, although he does not mention Syme directly by name.
But Syme is more than dead; he is an "unperson. Therefore, what he has said to Winston is, in effect, that he is a conspirator; further, he invites Winston to visit him at home, on a pretext involving the Dictionary.
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Winston is sure that O'Brien is a representative of the Brotherhood, and he also knows that sooner or later he will obey this summons to meet O'Brien. Comment The fear and the dehumanization of life in are further illustrated by the fact that it is very difficult even to find out where people live, unless they tell one directly, as O'Brien does Winston.
There are no directories; everyone is, so to speak, anonymous. O'Brien is very careful, as he writes his address on a piece of paper, to give it to Winston right under a telescreen so that the address may be read. But giving his address is not necessarily criminal; mentioning Syme is because of his status in the Party limbo of those who have been vaporized.
Winston thus knows the jeopardy in which he is placed; he feels as if he is stepping down into his own grave, even though he had anticipated this. As he had written at the beginning of his revolt: Section Seven This section begins with another of Winston's dreams, in which his heretofore repressed belief that he had "murdered" his mother spills over into his conscious mind. It ends with Winston and Julia discussing how, if at all, it is impossible to keep from the kind of selfishness and corruption by the Party symbolized by the dream.
Comment The corruption of the individual by the Party is nowhere better illustrated in Part Two than in the dream or fantasy about his childhood which Winston undergoes at this point. The chocolate incident, in which Winston remembers snatching a bit of chocolate from his starving baby sister aged two or three, is unbearably pathetic, and had obviously scarred him with deep guilt feelings.
Winston's mother, he realizes now, had been sure that she would "disappear" just as Winston's father had disappeared. But she did not tell him; what good would telling him have done? Winston believes that he had killed his mother in some way by taking the chocolate; of course this is pure fantasy, but his guilt feelings are the important thing here.
In turn, his dream of murdering his mother is related to the earlier dream he had had about seeing his mother and sister sinking deeper and deeper into green sea water.
Here Julia, who reassures him, and Winston conclude that the only way you can beat "them" is by feeling that one must stay human - this is related to the important point that Winston has that the Proles are human because they still have regard for human feelings, while he, Julia, and the Party have lost their humanity, and at best can provide a basis for a humanization some time in the future.
Section Eight Winston and Julia visit O'Brien in his private apartment where, as a member of the Inner Party, he has the privilege of turning off his telescreen, as he tells them.
Actually, as will be made clear later, this is a trap, and everything Winston and Julia say is recorded and they are photographed. He tells them of the work of the Brotherhood, and says that he will provide Winston with a copy of the Book: Goldstein's books that outlines the present system of society and how to change it. Julia and Winston swear loyalty to the Brotherhood and vow that what they learn of it will remain secret even under torture.
See - Visit O'Brien: Winston and Julia visit O'Brien in his private apartment. Comment An elaborate deception is staged here for Winston and Julia.
Though they do not know it, this is evidently the culmination of a long-standing plot against them by the Party. Winston, especially, has been watched for years, as it appears from the pattern of incidents in his life, the dreams he has had perhaps involving hypnotic suggestion by the Partyand the way in which O'Brien has taken an interest in him.
Probably Winston was under suspicion ever since his father and mother were arrested and no doubt vaporized. O'Brien greets him with grave courtesy. He offers the pair some wine, which is generally a luxury forbidden to any who are not in the Inner Party.
He asks Winston and Julia if they are prepared to commit acts of murder, sabotage, treason, forgery, blackmail, and indeed anything at all the Brotherhood orders. They agree; this, too, will be used against them by the Thought Police to show that they are not even ethically superior to the Party, because they have agreed to use the same methods as the Party uses in order to attain and maintain power.
All that Winston and Julia can accomplish with their revolt is to effect a change at some indefinite time in the future; this is all that O'Brien promises them. Winston significantly drinks a toast to "the past"; this should be considered symbolically in the light of the Party slogan, ". They both recognize the allusion; probably the phrase has been repeated to Winston by Party agents or psychologists while he has slept.
As the section is concluded, Winston is looking forward to receiving the Book which will tell him "why" - why the world is the way it is, and what he can do to change it.
He receives the Book, and begins to read it in Mr. Charrington's room above the shop. The portions of the Book which Winston reads, part aloud to Julia, are vitally important in understanding Orwell's conception of the society of and his technique of projecting tendencies of the present into the future. While it may be dull reading, it provides a key; rightly understood, the ideas contained in it are literally dynamite.
Comment "The essence of oligarchical rule is not father-to-son inheritance, but the persistence of certain world-view and a certain way of life, imposed by the dead upon the living.