VIllian of Oceania
VIllian and a Coward
I believe O’Brien is a villain. While he may be a victim to brainwashing by the party, he still knew what he was doing when he tortured Winston. The power got to his head and he kept going with it until he completely changed Winston as a person. There is nothing innocent about this. Winston was a party member and still avoided being subject to mind control by Big Brother. O’Brien was well aware what he was doing to Winston and knew he didn’t have to listen to the party. However, he was controlled by fear of what the party might do to him and the power that he held when he tortured Winston. That sounds an awful lot like a coward to me more so than a victim.