One day while at work, Winston is given a note by a pretty co-worker who has seen around work, but has never talked to. The girl appeared to be a mechanic and did not seem to work in Winston's work department. He found this event odd as he snuck into the bathroom to read the note, because writing secret notes is illegal and goes against government rules.
The note had "I love you" written on the front of it. Winston's heart then began to race as he suddenly felt a feeling that he had never experienced before. It was love. He somehow had to find a way to find this random woman who gave him this love note. Her name was Julia.
I love you
Winston found Julia and they then confessed their love to each other. It's as if being in love illegally was a rush of excitement that they had never experienced before. They somehow had to find a way to escape to be together and learn more about each other in this horrid society that they were trapped in.
One day while at work, Winston and Julia were approached by one of their co-workers. His name was O'Brien. He invited them both over to his apartment to talk about the government and Winston's and Julia's secret relationship, as he caught on to it. Winston, assuming that O'Brien was against the government and in support of their rebel relationship, agreed to come over to O'Brien's apartment with Julia.
Yeah guys, come over!
Winston and O'Brien talked about how they were going to overthrow the government and become rebels. While in conversation, Winston admits that he and Julia have been secretly seeing each other for months now. O'Brien then reveals that he was a secret government agent attempting to track down Winston and Julia for their rebellious acts and disobeying the government's rules. They are then taken to a facility and tortured for their actions, they are tortured to the point of being unable to illustrate what they went through.
Winston and Julia are let out of captivity as broken people. They are now not allowed to speak to each other. Winston spends the rest of his days at a coffee shop, sipping coffee and watching the news. He is a completely broken down person. Winston and Julia continue their lives as broken-willed in a society that will never get better.