In 1984 how are Julia's and Winston's views towards rebellion against the party alike and how are they different?

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In 1984, both Winston and Julia want to rebel against the Party because they hate its sense of morality and "goodness." Specifically, they disagree with the way the Party restricts its members from having sexual relationships with others and its heavy emphasis on purity.

We see this in their conversation when they meet for the first time in the woods and Winston says:

I hate purity, I hate goodness! I don’t want any virtue to exist anywhere. I want everyone to be corrupt to the bones.

Julia agrees with him, calling herself "corrupt to the bones." They both believe that having sex is an effective way of rebelling against the Party, which they partake in shortly after this conversation.

In contrast, we see how Winston and Julia differ in their view towards rebellion in part 2, chapter 9. Here, you'll notice that Winston is keen to read O'Brien 's book, because he wants to fully understand why the Party is so obsessed with having absolute power. Julia, however, shows no interest in the book and...

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