As long as there have been men and women there has also been the great confusion of love. Whether its love, lust, or something else, the passion of heart has been a motivating factor for near all great decisions. Wars could be fought or ended for loves survival; in 1984 Winston and Julia fall head over heels in a tangled forbidden love making it taste all the sweeter. The love is a spark for many fires in the novel ranging from rebellion to torture. 1984 requires a changing relationship to be the energy that pushes the work down its forsaken path.
The initial moment when the reader is allowed insight to Winston’s feelings of Julia is far from love at first sight. At first “he had disliked her from the very first moment of seeing her. He knew the reason. It was because of the atmosphere of hockey-fields and cold baths and community hikes and general clean-mindedness which she managed to carry about with her. He disliked nearly all women, and especially the young and pretty ones.” The consuming romance started has a fiery hatred, which was necessary to create an image of the woman Winston despised and his distaste for anything representing the party.
After his first encounter with Julia he thought about her almost frequently. Later whilst walking down the hallway Julia had fallen and Winston had helped her up, in the quick process of aiding his enemy he had received a three word note “I love you” written on the note. In the totalitarian society of Oceaninia love was not felt, the most common feelings that were positive were disorienting because most party members were reluctant of those feelings because they were crossbred with fear and hate of the party. The idea that someone could love Winston conjured an overwhelming sensation of curiosity burning within. For weeks he pursued what had evolved from hatred to an elementary crush. Once finally able to converse with Julia they had planned to meet. They had met...