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Part Two, Chapter Two

That Sunday, Winston follows the detailed directions, worried that perhaps a hidden microphone or agent would locate him. When the girl arrives, she leads him to a clearing which is a good location, since the surrounding trees are too sparse to hide a mike. Once they get a chance to talk, Winston wonders why she is attracted to him, since he is old (about 39 years old), has a wife, and has a varicose ulcer. She says that her name is Julia, and that she does not care about Winston's appearance at all. She laughs when Winston reveals his previous dislike of her, saying that she puts on a good show of Party loyalty because that is what is expected of her. She offers him a delightful piece of chocolate which she has gotten off the black market, and Winston loves the taste. They try to make love, but Winston is unused to the action and declines. The two then go on a walk, and they soon spot a thrush (a type of bird) land nearby, and Julia's closeness as they observe the bird stimulates him. They head back to the clearing and make love, and Winston is delighted to discover that Julia loves sex, unlike his wife. Winston loves that Julia is promiscuous, since the Party frowns on such behavior, and he wakes up after the love-making, content that their consummation has struck a blow against the rigid Party structure.

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Historical Context
Main Characters
Points to Ponder
Did You Know
Plot Summary
Part One, Chapter One
Part One, Chapter Two
Part One, Chapter Three
Part One, Chapter Four
Part One, Chapter Five
Part One, Chapter Six
Part One, Chapter Seven
Part One, Chapter Eight
Part Two, Chapter One
Part Two, Chapter Two
Part Two, Chapter Three
Part Two, Chapter Four
Part Two, Chapter Five
Part Two, Chapter Six
Part Two, Chapter Seven
Part Two, Chapter Eight
Part Two, Chapter Nine
Part Two, Chapter Ten
Part Three, Chapter One
Part Three, Chapter Two
Part Three, Chapter Three
Part Three, Chapter Four
Part Three, Chapter Five
Part Three, Chapter Six


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