In the novel "1984" we read that the lottery, with its weekly pay-outs of prizes, was the one thing that the proles attached any hope towards. Winston realizes this early on after walking down a street with men yelling for the results of the lottery numbers he expresses this where he states, "There were some millions of proles for whom the lottery was the principal if not the only reason for remaining alive." Although we know that Big Brother has fixed the lottery so that nobody is able to win but allow the proles to continue to play it to not only give them a hobby to keep them occupied but something to hope for and believe that they had a chance to win.
Winston hoped for many things one of them being that he was not alone in hating the party. A young attractive girl named Julia, lets Winston know he is not alone in hating the party by asking him to have sex with her. Although Julia is not Winston's perfect choose she is against the party because unlike Winston she defies the party from what Winston describes as "the waist down." Unlike Julia who physically defied the party Winston believed it was more important to mentally and logically defy the party. He accomplished this by writing in his journal about the dreams, and by writing about his thoughts and feelings against the party. Winston believed that their was a part of you that no matter what the party could no get to and change. This is ironic because later in the story you learn that O'Brian because later it is learned that O'Brian has really been spying on him all along and now has finally gain enough evidence to bring Winston to the Ministry of love. In the ministry of love Winston was tortured and finally broken by O'Brian when Winston tells O'Brian to let the rats eat Julia and to spare his life. After this point O'Brian believes Winston is no long mentally ill, and is then released back into the society of Big Brother where he embraces and loves it.
Winston also remained alive in hope that his...
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