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The two minutes of hate is meant to through Outer Party Members into a patriotic fervour. It is a time for the party to check for inconsistencies in certain people as well. It is also meant to channel the pent up rage and dissatisfaction in their lives. Winston disliked these moments but found himself caught up in the frenzy of mob fury,
"The horrible thing about the Two Minutes Hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but that it was impossible to avoid joining in. Within thirty seconds any pretence was always unnecessary. A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledge hammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people like an electric current, turning one even against one's will into a grimacing, screaming lunatic. And yet the rage that one felt was an abstract, undirected emotion which could be switched from one object to another like the flame of a blowlamp."