1984 - Part 3, Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapter 3 Summary

O'Brien explains the three stages of Winston's' reintegration: learning, understanding and acceptance. Room 101 will be his entrance into the second stage.

Winston learns that O'Brien is one of the authors of Goldstein's' book. He explains how it is all nonsense and would never happen. Winston remembers that he understood how the Party's' system worked but he never got a handle on why. O'Brien explained the why very simply, that the Party wants power for its own sake. "The object of power is power."

Part 3, Chapter 3 Analysis

Orwell makes it clear that regardless of whatever reason the government gives for increasing control it is all a cover-up for their addiction to power. Through O'Brien, he explains that a dictatorship that understands that the quest for power is at the root of their system cannot be overthrown. He cites that this was the mistake of...

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