In 1984, Julia and Winston start meeting secretly to have sex. However, they end up falling in love with one another. Winston rents an old-fashioned room over Mr. Charrington's shop where they can spend time together now and then, like a real couple. Winston's love for Julia helps rehumanize him.
Winston and Julia believe O'Brien is part of a conspiracy to overthrow the state, a participant in an underground dissident movement. They go to his apartment, where he entraps them on tape saying they are willing to do whatever it takes to bring down Oceania in its present from.
Not long after this, they are arrested and separated. Each is tortured and each betrays the other, despite feeling convinced beforehand that, no matter what...
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