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In part 3 of "1984" the theme of the party as a religion is stated. What are three references that illustrate this concept ?  

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Take the first thing that O'Brien says to Winston after his capture.  Winston has been beaten mercilessly for days, and they wheel him to O'Brien.  Here is what O'Brien says to Winston:

"Don't worry Winston; you are in my keeping.  For seven years I have watched over you.  Now the turning point has come.  I shall save you, I shall make you perfect."

Can was say Christ figure?  In this quote, O'Brien is setting himself up as Winston's savior.  He is the one who will be able to make Winston perfect (as in Christianity, Christ does).  However, the only way that Winston can become "perfect" is to accept O'Brien and his "religion," or viewpoint.  That all ties back to religion, Christ, and the...

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