Winston's Capitulation In 1984 By George Orwell

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Winston’s capitulation was the result of extreme physical and mental torture. He was beaten, starved, and tortured by O’Brien. Eventually, he admitted to things he didn’t even do as well as becoming a true believer in Big Brother. First, he was interrogated endlessly to confess his crimes, even if he did not do them. Then, he was taken to a room where there was no darkness and strapped to a machine. That machine yanked his limbs painfully, mirroring the feeling of having your spine ripped in two. O’Brien trained Winston to love big brother by torture. He would interrogate him and if his answer was wrong, then he would turn the dial and send Winston into a fit of pain, “‘You can see that the numbers on this dial run up to a hundred. Will you
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