Villain or Victim

O’Brian may act like a villain but is he really one? Can he really be held accountable for his actions against the people? While he has heard the argument of the rebellion and has been given the resources to form his own opinion on what is right and what is wrong he still may have factors working against him. He said that they(big brother) got him a long time ago indicating that he himself was abducted and brainwashed which could cause him to be completely loyal or just afraid of enduring the same pain that he was inflicting. In my opinion O’Brian cannot be held accountable for his actions because he was obeying the orders of his superiors and according to Mailgrams experiment most normal people would do the same. This makes him normal not villainous.