1984

START. O’BRIEN: Love is what will win? Y

O'Brien

1984

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Room 101. A near, dystopian future.
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Monologue Context

O’Brien has Winston Smith right where he wants him — in the terrifying Room 101,

Monologue Text

START. O’BRIEN: Love is what will win? Your love for Julia, and her love for you, will bring everything crashing down?

[WINSTON: Yes.]

O’BRIEN: How?

How will that happen?

[... … …]

END. O’BRIEN: And we need to let you out, Winston, break you open and let you out into reality, beyond selfish obsessions and false memories, reality as the rest of us see it. The reality of the Party.

There is nothing that I could not do, Winston.

I could float six feet off the floor if I wanted to.

I could fly.

If that is the reality inside the mind of the Party.

Icke, Robert and Macmillan, Duncan, 1984, Oberon Books Ltd, 2013, pp. 106-107.