Shortly before the end of Part 2, Winston admires a proletarian woman hanging wash outside the window. What does the woman symbolize for Winstons?
This woman represents beauty. Julia is confused because the Prole lady is old and thick bodied. He explains to Julia she has lived a life. She beautiful once but she married and had children: now she is taking care of her grandchildren. She is old and tired but she is still singing. Winston thinks that this is beautiful.