What role does O'Brien play in Winston's life?

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O'Brien plays several roles in Winston 's life: collaborator, mentor, torturer and hero. The nature of their relationship clearly changes when Winston understands that O'Brien is not a rebel against the Party, but a loyal member of it, who soon becomes his interrogator. However, it does not change as much as one might expect. O'Brien has revealed himself to be Winston's ideological enemy rather than his ally. However, even as an enemy, O'Brien remains Winston's hero. When...

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