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Frailty power and defiance- these are the portrayal meaning of what individuals may experience in the hands of a totalitarian regime In Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell he constructs a problematic society in Oceania where both men and women lose their value to the totalitarian control According to Tyner the world created in this novel is modeled after the real fascist state of Mussolinis Italy the nationalist-socialist state of Hitlers Germany and the communist state of Stalins Soviet Union Tyner 135 and 136 Through this novel Orwell portrays Julia Katharine and OBrien as a strength and influence on the development of Winston Smiths character and his oppression by totalitarianism To begin with Orwell depicts the role of women as being the weaker sex because they do not display much interest in bringing down the Party Nonetheless those who have or are involved with Winston Smith have strengthened his act of rebellion against the power controlled by the Party For example Julia who lustfully captures the eyes of Winston pushes him to commit further crimes with her She is up against the Party just as much as he is and for Winston to realize he is not the only one opposing this corruption of a regime he feels more supportive of his own thoughts about the Party However not only does Orwell characterize Julia as an encouragement to Winston and his thoughtcrimes Orwell 27 but he depicts her as a sexual attraction also Her role stereotypes her as a non-innocent woman when Winston mentions that girls are always supposed to be so pure Here is one who is not anyway Orwell 109 Since sex is not allowed only other than the demand for procreation Julia commits her own crimes by secretly appeasing the sexual desires of men other than Winston from the past Even though Julia violates
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