JUST ANOTHER THOUGHT
Response to 1984 Quote
I can see a bit more clearly as to how Winston was eventually broken down and reduced to nothing and loosing his "self". First they had to MAKE him nothing (physically), then they had him BELIEVE he was nothing. Winston's "self" was made to be an illusion of the mind, he had been wiped clean and then, like a young child that is still growing and only recently welcomed into this world, raised from the basics into some one else.