Differentiate between Julia and Katharine on the issue of intimacy in the novel 1984. 

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Katharine is Winston Smith's wife, who has been separated from him for nearly eleven years. Winston absolutely detested his wife and could not enjoy an intimate moment with her, because she was completely orthodox and revered Big Brother. Despite beginning appalled by the very idea of engaging in sexual intercourse, Katharine would forcefully have sex with Winston and refer to it as their "duty to the Party." Winston recalls how Katharine would remain rigid and apprehensive while they were intimate, which completely ruined his experience in the bedroom. Katharine was an avid supporter of the Party, who subscribed to the idea that sex was a nasty, disgusting act, which should only be performed as a service to Big Brother.

In contrast, Julia is comfortable with her sexuality and enjoys being intimate with Winston Smith. Julia is depicted as an independent thinker like Winston, who does not subscribe to the Party's orthodox beliefs. When Julia is alone with Winston, she is uninhibited,...

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