stedman perry

O'brien as the Victim

O'brien is the victim because somewhere down the line he was like Winston and he said that "they got me first"(1984 part 3) meaning that O'brien had a O'brien like figure in his life that made him how he is in the book.This means that Winston could turn out like O'brien and torture someone else into insanity down the line and the cycle could continue. O'brian really believes the stuff that he is saying and believes that he is the sane one and not Winston"Nothing exist outside of the mind"(O'brian 1984). He is not all responsible because someone made him this way but he does hold some responsibility.