He did not know why this was so, but it seemed natural that it should be so. Aldous Huxley's Brave New World is a little more sinister and occasionally more believable.
And as far as the women were concerned, the Party's efforts were largely successful."Indeed, "largely successful"... Why could he not have a woman of his own instead of these filthy scuffles at intervals of years? Actually, William Golding's Lord of the Flies was more the case for me. What, like: I do not like any race I do not like them in my face I do not like them in the can I do not like them making jam I can't stand them, Sam I am.
This, Winston was aware, was not meant altogether seriously, but somehow it fitted in with the general ideology of the Party.
The Party was trying to kill the sex instinct, or, if it could not be killed, then to distort it and dirty it.
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His reason told him that there must be exceptions, but his heart did not believe it.