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Why is Winston attracted to O Brien?

Last Updated: 2nd March, 2020

The main, defining quality that attracts Winston to Julia and to O'Brien is his suspicion that they too, like himself, hate the Party. For this reason alone is Winston attracted to him; Winston is desperate for validation of his own feelings of discontent, and miserable in his life.

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Keeping this in view, why does Winston like Obrien?

Winston views O'Brien as a great leader who is opposed to the Party and believes him by following his gut. Winston seems to have an ambivalent relationship with O'Brien. He has a lot of respect for him, but he also despises him the same way he despises the Inner Party.

why did O'Brien betray Winston? Winston and Julia are betrayed by O'Brien, Mr. Charrington, and the thought-police. They are betrayed because they all allow Winston and Julia to rent a room in Charrington's shop where they carry out the physical aspects of their clandestine affair and they implicate themselves inextricably.

Hereof, what happened between O'Brien and Winston?

Winston and O'Brien have a moment during the hate episode in which they make eye-contact. This eye-contact excites Winston because it convinces him that he has a friend and potential ally in O'Brien.

Why does O'Brien invite Winston to his house?

O'Brien invites Winston to come to his house to look at the tenth edition of the Newspeak dictionary. Winston drops the piece of paper into a memory hole. It is impossible to find out where anyone lives except by asking them directly because there are no directories.

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