1984 Whos More of a Rebel?

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Now days a rebel is, unfortunately, mistaken a lot as a redneck or Goth. Even though rebels cannot be classified by ethnic groups people have been making assumptions on what makes a true rebel. In the book 1984 there is a couple, Julia and Winston, who have been committing various crimes against their government. But the question is who of the two would be considered more of a rebel? By looking at what makes a rebel, how Julia is a rebel, and what makes Winston a rebel we are able to classify which of the too is the true rebel. A rebel is a person who stands up for their own personal opinions despite what anyone else thinks or says. It’s all about being an individual and refusing to follow a crowd or government that forces you to think the same way even if it means being punished because of it. True rebels know who they are and what they stand for. They know what they believe in and don’t let anyone else change it. They commit crimes, brake rules and are straight forward about things they don’t like; they tell things as they are. Julia is a sensual, realistic, and generally focused more on living in the moment kind of person but even though she is still a rebel. She’s most concerned with enjoying sex and making practical plans to avoid getting caught by the Party but in most of those plans it involves doing rebellious acts. Such as stealing, having sex, and doing things in secrecy. Although Julia does not do as much as Winston her purpose and main goal is not to take down Big Brother, she is generally focused on rebelling for pleasures to be gained. When she confesses her love to Winston she seduces him and takes him to a hidden place were there are no telescreens or microphones for the party to see or hear them, an act that is not accepted in the party. After their sex encounter Julia confesses that she had already had sex “hundreds of times…...

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