Winston, who continues to be regularly beaten, realizes that these beatings are only the beginning, a matter-of-course. The torture continues by Party members whose aim is to humiliate and belittle him through the use of constant traps and contradictions. This torture is supposed to destroy his power of reasoning.
Even the suggestion of a beating brings Winston to tears, and his only purpose in life now is to avoid a beating by confessing to whatever the Party seems to want—including crimes he could not have possibly committed.
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