What will happen to Winston?part 3

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clane eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Goodness, are you asking me to give away the ending- it's so good! :) Winston is tortured with his worst fear in Room 101- rats eating him alive. He betrays Julia and denies his love for her. He eventually breaks under the torture and pledges his allegiance to Big Brother. He is released, half the man he was when he entered the Ministry of Love both mentally and physically. He is given a pointless job, he drinks himself into a stupor day after day. He feels nothing anymore. One day as he is walking he thinks to himself, how he finally loves Big Brother. The Party defeated him and his mind and continues on while Winston waits to be shot in the back of the head.

renelane eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Winston will be shot soon. Winston has finally given in and now loves Big Brother, yet he requires more alcohol than before to get through the day. The purpose of his rehabilitation was not to return him to be productive in society. It was important for Winston to be rehabilitated and forced to finally love Big Brother before he is killed, because had he not been made to conform, than his resistance would be remembered, and others inspired to resist, as well. As he is now, after his death, no one will remember him.