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kristina-steuble | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 13, 2007 at 12:53 AM via web

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Why is the relationship between Julia and Winston so rebellious to the party? By controlling the relationships, what does the Party hope to achieve?

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renelane | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted December 13, 2007 at 1:19 AM (Answer #1)

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Julia and Winston are attracted to one another. The party is in charge of approving all relationships, and they would not allow one if the couple appeared to be attracted to one another. Sex is meant for procreational purposes only. Once a couple is allowed to marry, they are only supposed to engage in sex to create children. If the marriage has no children, the couples are encouraged to live apart. There is no divorce. By pursuing a relationship based on attraction and sex, Julia and Winston are going against the Party.

The Party's purpose in controlling relationships is to discourage loyalty to any other person or group.

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