By: Kelsey Gilman

in the Book 1984, Winston and Julia choose to rebel by having sex. Winston realized that the more people he found out about Julia having sex with, the more people were breaking the laws, which meant more people were rebelling from the proles.

The other Rebellious thing that Winston committed was to write down in a journal rebellious thoughts, which is called thoughtcrime.

1984 Rebellious quotes:

"For some reason the telescreen in the living-room was in an unusual position. Instead of being placed, as was normal, in the end wall, where it could command the whole room, it was in the longer wall, opposite the window. To one side of it there was a shallow alcove in which Winston was now sitting, and which, when the flats were built, had probably been intended to hold bookshelves. By sitting in the alcove, and keeping well back, Winston was able to remain outside the range of the telescreen, so far as sight went. He could be heard, of course, but so long as he stayed in his present position he could not be seen. It was partly the unusual geography of the room that had suggested to him the thing that he was now about to do."

"And what he wanted, more even than to be loved, was to break down that wall of virtue, even if it were only once in his whole life. The sexual act, successfully performed, was rebellion. Desire was thoughtcrime."


Winston viewed rebellion as something that having sex when being told not to and having a journal of rebellious thoughts would be.

I agree the proles and everyone else that was against it, didn't allow for him to do such a thing and they had hidden the telescreen so he was unable to see it or know that it was there. They believed Winston's journal was thoughtcrime, which really it was because he was writing down things against their word.