Discussion on Winston's DiaryDiscuss Winston’s need to continue his diary despite the obvious implications of capture and punishment.

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amy-lepore eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Winston needs an outlet.  It is too difficult to keep everything inside and not show it on his face.  The facial ticks and expressions are what endanger him and what will give away his thoughts.  So, in order to lessen that danger and threat, he needs an outlet.