Mr. Charrington was a key component to Winston’s demise because the diary that originally started Winston’s true rebellion against Big Brother was bought in his shop.Winston began to trust Mr. Charrington when he told stories of his youth, what he remembered of life before Big Brother and let him rent out the upstairs room. Mr. Charrington’s room was a safe haven for Winston and his rebellious thoughts since there was no telescreen and the room served as a me...
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...idden beneath the dark moustache. O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn self-willed exile from the loving breast! Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was alright, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother” (Orwell 311).
Betrayal is a reoccuring theme throughout the dystopian novel, 1984. The main character, Winston Smith, goes through many betrayals from his friends and lovers. Winston also is swept up in the disloyalty and he betrays others and himself. The betrayal in Oceania by all citizens can be attributed to Big Brother and his encouragement of betrayal. Also, the Ministry of Love and Room 101 is the source of all betrayal because everyone is afraid of what occurs there. The Party encourages betrayal so that the only loyalty in Oceania is to Big Brother.
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