In 1984, what happens when Winston cries out for Julia while in prison?

O'Brien comes to talk with Winston.

While Winston is exercising himself in Crimestop, he calls out, "Julia! Julia! Julia, my love! Julia!"

His cries show that he is obeying the Party but he still hates the Party. He realizes that he will have to undergo reeducation all over again. O'Brien comes into the room and asks how Winston feels about Big Brother. Winston replies that he hates Big Brother. O'Brien orders Winston to be taken to Room 101.

In Room 101, O’Brien straps Winston to a chair, then clamps Winston’s head so that he cannot move. 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.

O’Brien picks up a cage full of enormous, squirming rats and places it near Winston. He says that when he presses a lever, the door will slide up and the rats will leap onto Winston’s face and eat it.

With the writhing, starving rats just inches away, Winston cracks. He screams that he wants O’Brien to subject Julia to this torture instead of him. O’Brien, satisfied by this betrayal, removes the cage.

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