Why is Winston's memory of the Two Minutes Hate important for him to write down?    

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It's important for Winston to write down his experience of the Two Minutes Hate, because that makes it real. A subtext of the novel is that what's written down is real. Winston keeps a diary so that his thoughts and his criticism of the party become real, both to him and to others who may come after him and read his words. He hides his diary because he knows he's created proof of his disobedience, which could result in his arrest and execution. When he writes down his experience of the Two Minutes Hate, he creates proof that Big Brother is not all powerful.

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