O’Brien says to Winston, “We shall meet again — ” and Winston finishes the sentence, “In the place where there is no darkness?” O’Brien answers in the affirmative.
He tells Winston that Room 101 contains “the worst thing in the world.” He reminds Winston of his worst nightmare—the dream of being in a dark place with something terrible on the other side of the wall—and informs him that rats are on the other side of the wall.
Winston believes it is O’Brien that speaks to him in his dream. O’Brien says, “We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.” Winston washes his hands because they have ink on them.
Julia leaves, and O’Brien promises to give Winston a copy of Goldstein’s book, the manifesto of the revolution. O’Brien tells Winston that they might meet again one day. Winston asks if he means in the place where there is no darkness, and O’Brien confirms by repeating the phrase.
Julia was a sexual animal. She loved sleeping with men. They could have threatened her with altering her beauty, but it is ambiguously described and from the fact that she sleeps with older, less-than handsome men like Winston, I don’t think that was it. Castration would have been terrifying to her.
Winston Meets O’Brien In 1984, Book 2, Chapter 6, Winston is walking down the familiar long hallway in the Ministry of Truth when he is approached by O’Brien from behind. This happens right about where Julia fell so she could give Winston her note saying she loves him.
Room 101, located in the Ministry of Love, is the room where prisoners are sent to be confronted by their deepest fear. Readers learn early in the novel that Winston is terrified of rats.
He begins to love O’Brien, because O’Brien stops the pain; he even convinces himself that O’Brien isn’t the source of the pain. O’Brien tells Winston that Winston’s current outlook is insane, but that torture will cure him. O’Brien offers to answer his questions, and Winston asks about Julia.
Winston survives all the way to the end of George Orwell’s 1984. The end of the story finds Winston at the Chestnut Tree Café, sitting by a chess board and drinking gin. A number of memories appear in his head. At first he remembers a day from his childhood, before his mother disappeared.
Winston answers four, prompting O’Brien to turn up the dial on the machine, which sends ever more painful electric shocks into Winston’s beaten, broken body. O’Brien asks the same question several times and each time receives the same answer, with the same result for Winston: more excruciating pain.
What does Winston call his ideal dream landscape and which scene sparks that memory? Winston’s dream landscape is called the Golden Country and the clearing where he first meets Julia privately sparks this memory.
What does O’Brien say to Winston in his dream? What do you think it might mean? ~thinks that it means that he is someone that understood him like no one else does or can. ~He sees and hopes for a brotherhood between them in the future.
O’Brien offers to lend Winston a copy of the latest edition of the Newspeak dictionary and gives Winston his address. Winston believes that this is the moment he has been waiting for, but he also realizes that by taking this step, he is destined for an early grave.
Because it took him further down the path that the Party disapproved of. The book gave Winston hope of some kind, and I think the Party enjoys toying with people – especially people they’ll eventually dispose of. It’s a very clear way to identify thought-criminals.
Finally, Winston and Julia meet O’Brien in his home to discuss rebellion against the Party.