In 1984, what finally convinces Winston that O'Brien is a member of the Brotherhood?
Winston is finally convinced that O'Brien is a member of the Brotherhood in Part Two, Chapter Eight. In this chapter, Winston and Julia are invited to O'Brien's apartment. Initially, Winston feels nervous that his invitation to the apartment might be a ruse, but once he arrives, O'Brien turns off the telescreen (as a means of providing some privacy), and this convinces Winston that he is indeed genuine.
Moreover, Winston is further convinced in the conversation that follows. O'Brien tells Winston and Julia that the servant is "one of us." This phrase implies that they are all of the same philosophy, that they are united by their desire to overcome Big Brother.
As their conversation continues, Winston is...
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