through Winston’s daydreams; in such a way that is an unconscious effort, making subtly impactful alterations over time. This only begins to demonstrate the psychological burden caused from having to endlessly decipher between truth and lies. We see the manifestation of Winston’s internal conflict project into his inability to decide whom his journal will be addressed to. There is saturated evidence that Winston is internally anguished by his hopeless thoughts, “Either the future would resemble the present in which case it would not listen to him, or it would be different from it, and his predicament would be meaningless.”(7) We see he is exasperated by fear of not being heard, or worse, for justice to never be served. Who will succeed their society, and will they live in the same treacherous one that Winston was unable to escape? Later Winston decides that his journal will be addressed to O’Brian rather than, “a certain time in existence,” saying, “…he knew with more certainty than before that O’Brian was on his side.” (80) As a reader from a detached point of view, we can see that he is not writing to O’Brien. Instead he is desperately crying out for anyone to recognize the injustice and abuse brought on by the submissive, corrupted haze Big Brother has erected upon it’s innocent. Orwell is commenting on the apathetic nature that comes from omitting to a single power. He is also demonstrating the psychological residual damage that our decisions impose for generations that come after us.
In the flat Winston and Julia rented from Mr. Charrington, they escaped the confines of their psychological and moral-resignation to the party. No longer did they wear the burdens Big Brother sheathed them in. Though, in it’s complete rebellion, the solidarity of their love affair