1984 Quote

Smore #4

The Quote:

"Sometimes' she said, ' they threaten you with something ; something that you can't stand up to can't even think about. And then you say, 'Don't do it to me, do it to somebody else, do it to so-and-s.'...You think there's no other way of saving yourself, and you're quite ready to save yourself that way. You want it to happen to the other person... All you care about is yourself"(292).~ Book 3, Ch. 4
I believe that this quote help Winston realize that he did love Julia but he knew he had to eventually give her up event to save his life. Winston may have given her up but I don't think he only care about his self. He just wanted everything to stop and he knew what he had to do so he gave her up but she gave him up too.

People in modern society can relate to this quote in someway. Many people know that if you love someone so much that it may hurt but you eventually have to give them up. You would give them up so you and them can't have better life and to follow different dream and life goals.