By F. Thompson
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Part of Winston's hate, however, is his jealousy of women's monopoly on sexuality. The Party's war on love has clearly been very successful on Winston. Julia, like Winston, contains certain paradoxes which offset and complement the ideas that Winston embraces. For example, she is not intellectual, but she is just as capable as a man when opposing the Party's objectives. But, conversely, just as Winston fails to completely understand the Party, Julia also fails to perceive the danger that the Party's intellectual repression and historical rewriting represent to a normal world.
Everything before the idyllic scene in the woods leads up to it, and everything that follows stems from it. In short, this may be considered one of the climaxes of the book. The main climax, however, comes at the end of Part Two, and there is a third climax in the last part. If the movement of the book is conceived of as a series of three overlapping sine curves, this scene marks the apex of the first sine curve. These three sine curves may also be said to represent the three major themes of the book.
In the end, we see him as a sadistic monster who totally destroys Winston as a human being by reducing him into something less than life, but little more than death. O'Brien is just as badly deluded as Winston is. The fact that he is among the few to know the truth does nothing to make him change his loyalties. Indeed, just as he helped write in Goldstein's book that the members of the Inner Party are more deluded than the rest of society, he chooses not to believe that he is more deluded or that the book exists.
1984 (Cliffs notes) by F. Thompson