Corruption Lies Within
Power & 1984
WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH" (1.1.7).
At this point in the book Winston is reading the Party slogans. The Party wants so badly to control to people that they will go as far as to change meanings of words. This causes people to loose control of their mental self. The people of this city start to believe what they Party says because they have no choice and if they are to rebel and think their own thoughts, they are severely punished.
Fear ran so deep in Winston that he even fantasies about it. He thinks that by turning his back on the telescreen, even his rebellious spirit will be sniffed out. Winston is so afraid that he is letting his mind race and get away from him. Little did Winston know that by doing just this, he has already been giving the Party control.
Discipline & Change
At this point in Orwell's novel, Winston is realizing that it doesn't matter what he did or what law he broke. What mattered was his thoughts. The Party wanted Winston to believe everything they said without any doubt in his head. They would do anything to make Winston change his mind about his character and what he was living for. They would use even his deepest darkest fear to provoke what they wanted him to think.