Winston and Julia

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WWinston and Julia in Love: The Theme of 1984 by George Orwell It is apparent that there are many themes present in the book 1984 and there have been many arguments as to which one is the most significant, but it seems obvious that the most prevalent one is that love is the best aspect in life. While the world of 1984 is one where love is nearly impossible to exist, a pair of souls, Winston and Julia, beat the devastating odds and loved each other despite the certain doom they faced. There has been some argument as to whether Julia and Winston really loved each other, but after closely analyzing the book it is clear that they do. If love can have such a significant effect on one in the present world, just imagine how it could change life for the better for one in the world of 1984. This is why the only good thing in Winston Smith’s life is his relationship with Julia. 
 Firstly, because of Julia’s influence Winston grew dramatically healthier and happier. Before Winston and Julia got together, Winston was often very sick, very depressed, thin, continuously drinking, and had a varicose ulcer on his ankle that caused him pain and misery. After the pair met, however, Winston’s whole life turned around. “Winston had dropped his habit of drinking gin at all hours. He seemed to have lost the need for it. He had grown fatter, his varicose ulcer had subsided… the process of life had ceased to be intolerable (Orwell, 124).” Not only did he grow healthier physically, but mentally too. Julia was someone Winston could talk to about his thoughts and beliefs, and she was someone he could confide in. She also showed Winston that it was possible to go behind the Party’s back and do things that were forbidden, things that could show him life and make him happy. Winston had the weight of a world of mixed feelings on his shoulders before he found Julia, who shares many of his thoughts; in that sense, Julia was a great companion for Winston to relate with. 
 Secondly, Julia is the...
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