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George Orwell 1984 Summary

Part Two – Thoughtcrime

1984 Chapter Five – A Politcal Act

 

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Part Two – Thoughtcrime: Chapter Five – A Politcal Act

What ‘strange mix of emotions’ does Winston feel when he sees the injured girl (Julia)?

When he sees the injured girl (Julia), Winston is torn between wanting to help her and fear of her because he is convinced that she is ‘an enemy’ who is ‘trying to kill him’.

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Why is Winston very brief when arranging to meet the girl (Julia)?

Winston is a brief as he can be when arranging to meet Julia because he wants to finish their conversation before Ampleforth sits down at his table.

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Why do Winston and the girl (Julia) go into the middle of a crowd when arranging to meet on ‘Sunday afternoon’?

Winston and Julia go into the middle of a crowd to arrange to meet on ‘Sunday afternoon’ in a bid to disguise their intimacy (‘her hand touched his’) and the details of their conversation from the Thought Police.

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What reason does the girl (Julia) give why the field is safe from the Thought Police?

Julia explains that the field is safe from the Thought Police because none of the trees surrounding it are ‘big enough to hide a microphone in’.

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“Julia reacts angrily when Winston tells her that he thought she was in the Thought Police.” True or False?

This statement is false: Julia is ‘pleased that she has hidden her true feelings so well’ when Winston tells her that he thought she was in the Thought Police.

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What does Julia say she finds attractive about Winston?

Julia says that it is the fact that there is something in Winston’s face which reveals that he is against the Party that attracts her to him.

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What is unusual about Winston’s view of the number of women Julia has slept with?

Surprisingly, Winston’s view of Julia’s sexual history is that the more men she has slept with, the more he loves her, since it means that she has transgressed against the Party to a greater extent.

 

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