1984: Synopsis of the Story

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1984 part II chapter 10

Characters
-Winston
-Woman prole
-Julia
-Mr. Charrington (Voice from the telescreen)

Synopsis

Winston and Julia wake peacefully and begin to set about making coffee and listen to the prole woman singing outside their window. Her song foreshadows Winston and Julias impending capture “ 'It was only an 'opeless fancy, It passed like an Ipril dye, But a look an' a word an' the dreams they stirred They 'ave stolen my 'eart awye!' “(pg.) Abruptly their peaceful setting is inturruptrd by the hidden telescreen behind the painting as a metallic voice says “You are the dead,” (pg.) The painting falls to reveal the telescreen. Mr.Charringtons identity is revealed as a party member as he is described by the passage“ Mr Charrington was still wearing his old velvet jacket, but his hair, which had been almost white, had turned black. Also he was not wearing his spectacles. He gave Winston a single sharp glance, as though verifying his identity, and then paid no more attention to him. He was still recognizable, but he was not the same person any longer. His body had straightened, and seemed to have grown bigger. His face had undergone only tiny changes that had nevertheless worked a complete transformation. The black eyebrows were less bushy, the wrinkles were gone, the whole lines of the face seemed to have altered; even the nose seemed shorter.” (pg.) Winston makes the connection as “It occurred to Winston that for the first time in his life he was looking, with knowledge, at a member of the Thought Police.” (pg.)

Winston in this chapter has newly accepted the universality of people as he looks at the singing prole lady and say’s that she is beautiful much to the surprise of Julia who first just says she’s fat but That is her style of beauty,' said Winston.” (pg.) He believes that hope relies in the proles and by looking at this woman it is more cemented in his mind. This is because it is mentioned that the love song that the...
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