Torture In George Orwell's '1984'

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In 1984, Winston is finally broken down by the Thought Police after enduring emotional, physical and psychological torture. Although he ultimately gives up in the end, Winston should be respected for his persistence in resisting the Thought Police. Winston goes through an unbearable amount of intense physical torture in his fight against the Thought Police. They mercilessly pound him and pump him full of electricity until it is like "his body was being wrenched out of shape, the joints were being slowly torn apart.”(p 257). O 'Brien will not stop the torture until Winston succumbs to the fact that he is holding up five fingers. Although Winston does submit, he endures over double the intensity of the original pain until it is at the point where
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