Orwell uses the party as a symbol to reflect on how sex has changed over the years in his society. Before all of this Winston and Julia were talking about how everyone at Julia’s job is supposed to be pure and how the people at their job don’t even want a married woman in their work space. “She had had her first love affair when she was sixteen, with a party member of sixty who later committed suicide to avoid arrest. ‘And a good job too,’ said Julia. ‘Otherwise they’d have had my name out of him when he confessed.’ Since then there had been various others. Life as she saw it was quite simple. You wanted a good time; they,’ meaning the party, wanted to stop you having it; you broke the rules as best you could.” (131) Symbolism appears in the text through the party; the government in 1984 doesn’t symbolize these untouchable gods like they portray themselves to be. In reality they’re symbolized as just these regular, ordinary people who enjoy sex and love just as much as the next person. This reveals that Orwell feels almost disappointed in how our society portrays sex and how we take sex for granted among many other things, shown by the fact that the party prohibits everyday things we don’t appreciate enough such as love, coffee, tea, alcohol, etc.Tags: 1984 freemont-high-school Love
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