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Symbolic Images Brought to Life In the novel 1984 by George Orwell symbolism dominates the structure of the book and makes it a more intriguing book to read even more than once One of these symbols is the beautiful paperweight with a piece of coral suspended inside of it representing the world Julia and Winston have created upon themselves The Golden Country that Winston dreams of is another symbol that exemplifies freedom from the party Also there is the place where there is no darkness and Winstons fear of rats Inside Mr Charringtons antique shop a small magnificent paperweight intrigues Winston It is clear chunk of glass with an astonishing piece of coral suspended inside The coral was Julias life and his own said the narrator fixed in a sort of eternity in the heart of the crystal The relationship of Winston and Julia is beautiful but like the coral it was also trapped and suspended in the world of Big Brother In the end when the coral is destroyed and shattered into pieces Winston gives up all hope and the reader knows that the relationship between Julia and Winston like the paperweight is also blasted by the power of the Inner Party and Big Brother The Golden Country in the novel is an extremely important place for both Winston and Julia This is the place where they both meet for the very first time in order to make love to each other and also by doing this rebel against Big Brother and the Inner Party by ignoring their anti-sex laws This place is also very much like the Golden Country in Winstons dreams It represents a place where Winston can never be hurt and is free from the following eyes of Big Brother It is his place along with Julias where he is truly a free man Winston relates this place in his dreams to the location in which Julia and he first
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