1984 Quote Response

Quote 11: Book 3 Chapter 4 (292)


This quote shows that people can crack the hope of individuals until they have nothing left to hold onto. In the quote it says that "All you care about is yourself". This connects to the scene where Winston betrays Julia. These torturers have the ability to make individuals not recognize themselves which leads to them becoming disgusted with themselves due to the facts that they have betrayed the ones they care about for their own benefit. Also, the fact that they cringe when anyone comes their direction seeking information. In opinion, I believe its absurd that some individuals today have the power to interrogate someone so harshly that they can push someone so far to the edge. To add to that its completely inhumane for someone to take someones hope as well as their dignity and leave them helpless.