Describe the room Julia and Winston meet in. What does it look like, and what does Julia bring to the room and why does she bring these items?

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gmuss25 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The apartment above Mr. Charrington's shop is described as a small room with an old bed positioned by the window overlooking the prole section of town. There is also an old-fashioned clock resting on the mantelpiece and a gateleg table in the corner of the room with a glass paperweight on it, which reminds Winston of the past. There is also a battered tin oilstove and a large painting of a pastoral setting on the wall facing the bed. Winston and Julia routinely meet in the rented apartment above Charrington's shop and carry on their affair. Unfortunately, Mr. Charrington is a member of the Thought Police, and there is a telescreen behind the painting on the wall. Unbeknownst to Winston and Julia, they are under government surveillance the entire time, and they are eventually arrested by the Thought Police shortly after visiting O'Brien.

scarletpimpernel eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The room is small and upstairs in the old man, Mr. Charrington's, store. Winston likes it because it reminds of days gone by--it is unlike his own cramped apartment with the telescreen.  One of the first items Winston notices besides the comfortable--looking bed is the picture mounted on the wall of the Golden Country.  He is drawn to the picture because of its idyllic setting and because it represents a pre-revolution, pre-war era, a time period in which everything did not seem grey.

When Julia comes to the room to meet Winston, she brings real coffee and other luxuries that only Inner Party members are entitled to.  So, the room in combination with Julia's presence and contributions represents a sanctuary for Winston--one which exists away from Big Brother's eyes and Party dictum (or so Winston thinks!).