What are 3 of the most important scenes in Part 2 of the book, 1984? What is the author's purpose of these scenes and why are they important?
In part 2 of the book, Winston's affair with Julia, which turns from lust to love, starts him on the path of reclaiming his humanity. Winston and Julia also move from their personal love affair to enter what they believe is a conspiracy against the state, and finally, as Winston fully humanizes, they are arrested, ending this part of the novel.
Given the importance of Julia to Winston's life, the first chapter of the section is critically important. In this chapter, the two make genuine contact, initially through Julia's note, and finally in a rendezvous at Victory Square. Julia has reached out to Winston, and rather than flee in fear, Winston responds. At the end of the chapter, their hands clasp for a few seconds, foreshadowing how they will be linked together for the rest of this section:
her hand felt for his and gave it a fleeting squeeze. It could not have been ten seconds, and yet it seemed a long time that their hands were clasped together.
Chapter eight is the second of the three...
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