• As O’Brien pretended to be against the party in order to gain Winston and Julia’s trust in him.
• He asks " are you prepared to...give your lives... commit murder...commit acts of sabotage...cause deaths of innocent people...betray your country...and weaken the power of the Party?" (Orwell 179).
• The significance of this is that O’Brien is trying to prove to Winston and Julia that he is against the party and these are some of the things they will try to do as a part of the Brotherhood to take power over the party.
• In which Winston answers" Yes. [ I am prepared to do all of those things]," (142), multiple times.
• As he is unaware of what O’Brien’s real intentions are, they both commit to the fact that they hate the party.
• The significant part being that O’Brien was trying to figure out their true intentions and the pair confirmed how they felt about the party.
• Winston was then taken away from Julia and sent to the Ministry of Love where he was tortured in order to brainwash him from any hate towards Big Brother.
• He finally gave in when he was threatened with his biggest fear of rats he said “Do it to Julia! Not me! Julia! I don’t care what you do to her. Tear her face off, strip her to bones”(300).
• To protect himself he completely lost his love for Julia, which was what O’Brien wanted him to do
• No longer care about anyone and concentrate on the laws laid out by Big Brother
• The resolution was at the very end when Winston claims, “he had won the victory over himself. He loves Big Brother." (324)
• Winston failed in the fight to defeat the power o...
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...el, which could have been written while he was writing the novel because of the society he lived in.
• The topic played a role in his life which is the reasoning behind why he wrote an essay and a novel on the same social issue of the power of politics
• The concept was not only presented in this novel but in two of his other novels the topic of “totalitarianism and the betrayal of revolutions in Homage to Catalonia and Animal Farm.” (Charles)
• In the novel totalitarianism is shown through the Party since “The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others: we are interested solely in power.” (275).
• The significance of totalitarianism is demonstrated in all his writings because this is an issue he wants to tell warn others about, which is why he not only wrote Nineteen Eighty Four about it but has other forms as well.
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