Why does Winston rebel in the novel 1984?

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Winston Smith is depicted as a rational, intelligent man who vehemently hates Big Brother and everything the oppressive government represents. He lives in Oceania, a dystopian world superpower where individuality is virtually nonexistent and the government controls nearly every aspect of society.

As a Party member, Winston is under constant surveillance, forced to work long hours, and lives in fear of the Thought Police. Unlike his fellow Party members, he is a secret political dissident who commits thoughtcrime by writing "DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER" numerous times in his private...

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