How Does Winston Change Throughout The Novel 1984

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The novel 1984 by George Orwell, focuses on the physical and mental torture of Winston Smith as he goes through the Party’s corrupt ways of mind control. Throughout the chapters of Part Three, Orwell showcases the aftermath of Winston and Julia’s affair in the hotel. This included Winston being tortured into accepting the Party and loving Big Brother: “Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past,” (204) While Winston is still being tortured, O’Brien is making him repeat these words so that he will soon accept the Party. However, Winston is very stubborn and doesn’t want to believe this. Winston still has the mindset of rebelling before he was caught by the Thought Police. Consequently, O’Brien does not give up on this case and will stop at nothing to get Winston to his breaking point: “It might be a …show more content…

Everything is cured sooner or later. In the end we shall shoot you.” (226) O’Brien is being extremely persistent about his case with Winston. He is not going to give up on him until Winston has proven his loyalties to the Party. This moment foreshadows how Winston is going to end up no matter what happens in Room 101. Since O’Brien’s tenacity and stern drive to get Winston to give up is so strong, he will soon have no other choice but to love Big Brother. Furthermore, Winston is finally months into his reintegration and O’Brien is performing a check up on him: “Tell me Winston--and remember, no lies; you know that I am always able to detect a lie---tell me, what are your true feelings toward Big Brother?” “I hate him.” (232) O’Brien found out about Winston’s true feelings of Big Brother then sent him back into Room 1011 for more brainwashing. Being adamant about this mission, O’Brien will not stop at any cost to get Winston back into the Party’s standards. Into Winston’s last stages of integration, he is at his breaking point: "Do it to Julia! Do it to Julia! Not me! Julia! I don't care what you do to

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