What does Winston find interesting about the place the dark haired girl took him? What does it remind him of?



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In George Orwell's novel 1984, the main character, Winston Smith, begins a sexual affair with a dark-haired woman named Julia, who had slipped him a note at work that said "I love you". 

One of the first places that Smith and Julia meet is in a pasture outside of the city. As Smith walks along, he realizes that he has seen this place before: in a recurring dream. Smith calls this pastoral landscape "The Golden Country." In his dream, Smith had even imagined a girl with dark hair running toward him and tearing off her clothes. 

Now, Smith's dream becomes reality. In this chapter, Smith is actually in the pasture with the dark-haired girl, who, at one point, does sweep aside her clothing and the two make love: 

Their embrace had been a battle, the climax a victory. It was a blow struck against the Party. It was a political act.


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