- Julia is Winston’s interest and she is the person that helps Winston get through thinking about killing himself. Julia is the savor for Winston she is what he gets if he stops big brother. Julia thinks of her self as a rebel but she is sensible enough to kind act complete brain washed to keep herself safe.
“She had been a troop-leader in the spies and a branch secretary in the youth league before joining the junior Anti-sex League. She had always borne an excellent character.”
“Their luck would hold indefinitely, and they would carry on their intrigue, just like this, or the remainder of their natural lives. Or Katherine would die, and by subtle maneuverings winston and Julia would succeed in getting married. Or they would commit suicide together. Or they would disappear, alter themselves out to recognition, learn to speak with proletarian accents, get jobs in a factory and live out their lives undetected in a back-street.”
“Hours and hours i’ve spent pasting their bloody rot all over London. I always carry one end of a banner in processions. I always look cheerful and I never shirrk anything. Always yell with the crowd, that’s what I say. IT’S THE ONLY WAY TO BE SAFE.”
I think the first and second quotes show that Juila is like Winston. She is like him because she does what she is told to do and never breaks the law. She was a noble spy even though she hated it. The only reason that she did it was to be safe. The second quote explains also how winston thinks Julia is to him. She would do anything with him. Run away, change their names, or even commit suicide. That is who Julia is as a person.
‘You’re only a rebel from the waist downwards,’ he told her
I like this quote because I feel that it describes her fairly well. She is, and is considered, a “rebel”. Yet, her only act of rebellion, is sex. She doesn’t resist some of the propaganda very well, and the ones she does are the things everyone else has already swallowed. She’s a rebel, but only in the form of sex.
Once when he happened in some connection to mention the war against Eurasia, she startled him by saying casually that in her opinion the war was not happening
This is an example of how she can see somethings from different points of view. She knows that they don’t want people to have sex so they can control them. Meanwhile, she likes having sex, so she knows it can’t be bad. If she sees the war as their way of controlling her, then she’ll see through the lie they’ve placed.
Why didn’t you give her a good shove?’ said Julia. ‘I would have.’
I don’t think Julia is emotionally aware of a lot of things. She says that she would’ve pushed Katherine off of a cliff if she was in his position. this shows how unaware she is of a lot of things, and I don’t think she would’ve in that situation. Killing someone is a very mentally strenuous task, and she would’ve faltered in that situation as well.
“She spent an astonishing amount of time in attending lectures and demonstrations, distributing literature for the Junior Anti-Sex League, preparing banners for Hate Week, making collections for the savings campaign, and suchlike activities. It paid, she said; it was like camouflage. If you kept the small rules you could break the big ones.
This could mean that she may do things without a larger purpose and almost whimsically, having that as insurance, or this could be her own way of rebelling.
So in the end, Julia could either be a rebel, or a random love interest. Time will tell though…
Julia is Winston’s love interest and she is the one that helps Winston get through thinking about suicide. Julia in other words is the light at the end of the tunnel for Winston she is what he gets if he stops big brother. Julia thinks of her self as a rebel but she is sensible enough to kind act complete brain washed to keep herself safe, this is displayed in quote. Like Winston who rebels by learning as much as possible she has her own style of rebelling. Julia stays safe by doing every thing she is told but deep in side she is a rebel.
“When you make love you’re using up energy; and afterwards you feel happy and don’t give a damn for anything. They can’t bear you to feel like that. They want you to be bursting with energy all the time. All this marching up and down and cheering and waving flags is simply sex gone sour. If you’re happy inside yourself, why should you get excited about Big Brother and the Three-Year Plans and the Two Minutes Hate and all the rest of their bloody rot?”
Julia is pragmatic, optimistic and has a free will. Her rebellion against the Party is small and personal, for her own enjoyment, in contrast to Winston’s ideological motivation and big ideals of rebellion. Julia is very aware of all the Gov is doing and their goals and what they make the people do!