1984 - Study Guide Part 1, Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 6 Summary

Winston is marking an entry in his journal, and through his writing, we learn more details about the Party. If a member of the Party were to partake in promiscuity with a prole, it was punishable but not as severely as among Party members, which was deemed unforgivable. All marriages have to be approved by a specially appointed committee. The only reason marriage is allowed is to beget children who are then molded into working for the Party. If there is the slightest bit of attraction between the two, the union is refused. One purpose of the Party involvement in these matters to prevent couples from forming loyalty that Party couldn't influence but the main reason was to dissolve all pleasure from the sexual act.

Part 1, Chapter 6 Analysis

The color theme continues here. Winston is writing in his journal about a woman who he found...

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