Winston remains in the room above Mr. Charrington's shop, glancing around. His paperweight is on the little work area, and the room contains a little oil stove, and two pots, all provided by Mr. Charrington. Winston leased the room from Mr. Charrington, obviously for a relationship with Julia. Instead of passing judgment on him, Mr. Charrington noted dubiously that protection was extremely important nowadays. Winston hears somebody singing underneath his window. He looks outside and sees a large, stocky prole lady hanging diapers, singing, "It was only an 'opless fancy..." lyrics from Party music distributed for the advantage of the proles, who seem to delight in listening to emotionless, party approved songs
Winston and Julia are in Mr. Charrington's room. Winston wakes with eyes brimming with tears. He discloses to Julia that he has been longing for his mother. He recollects that not long after his father vanished, he lived with his mother and his little sister. Times were troublesome, air strikes were normal, and food was scarce. Winston's mom was always exceedingly upset. She carried out all her family obligations, however, occasionally talked, and sometimes even held Winston for long periods of time. Winston was a selfish young man who requested more food from his mother despite the fact that there was scarcely enough for them to share, and now and again, even stole from his younger sibling's plate.