At the end of 1984, why does Winston love Big Brother?

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After Winston Smith is arrested by the Thought Police, he is taken to the Ministry of Love, where O'Brien becomes his torturer. During his time spent in the Ministry of Love, Winston suffers from malnutrition, lack of sleep, exhaustion, and physical abuse. While O'Brien tortures Winston, he continually lectures him on the Party's ideologies and attempts to brainwash him. However, Winston proves difficult and refuses to fully accept Big Brother into his heart. No matter how hard Winston tries to become completely orthodox, he absolutely detests the Party. Unfortunately, O'Brien can tell whenever Winston is lying and ends up taking him into the dreaded Room 101, where Winston encounters his worst fear. After having a device placed on his head, Winston comes face-to-face with flesh-eating rats and betrays Julia . Winston finally loses his mind in Room 101 and is brainwashed into loving Big Brother. Winston's love for Big Brother is illustrated by his reverence and admiration for the Party while...

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