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what is winstons reaction to the two minute hate?

 

nic c #219631
Mar 18, 2012 2:56 PM

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what is winstons reaction to the two minute hate?
 

jill d #170087
Mar 18, 2012 3:02 PM

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"Winston's diaphragm was constricted. He could never see the face of Goldstein without a painful mixture of emotions."

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Aslan
Mar 18, 2012 3:02 PM

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He detests it.
 

jill d #170087
Mar 18, 2012 3:06 PM

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As the process continued, Winston's hate was transferred from Goldstein to a woman nearby;

"Winston succeeded in transferring his hatred from the face on the screen to the dark-haired girl behind him. Vivid, beautiful hallucinations flashed through his mind. He would flog her to death with a rubber truncheon. He would tie her naked to a stake and shoot her full of arrows like Saint Sebastian. He would ravish her and cut her throat at the moment of climax. Better than before, moreover, he realized why it was that he hated her. He hated her because she was young and pretty and sexless, because he wanted to go to bed with her and would never do so, because round her sweet supple waist, which seemed to ask you to encircle it with your arm, there was only the odious scarlet sash, aggressive symbol of chastity."

Winston's final reaction was;

"In the Two Minutes Hate he could not help sharing in the general delirium, but this sub-human chanting of 'B- B! . . . B-B !' always filled him with horror. Of course he chanted with the rest: it was impossible to do otherwise. To dissemble your feelings, to control your face, to do what everyone else was doing, was an instinctive reaction. But there was a space of a couple of seconds during which the expression of his eyes might conceivably have betrayed him. And it was exactly at this moment that the significant thing happened—if, indeed, it did happen."

Source(s): 1984

 

sus j #304819
Feb 27, 2013 7:27 PM

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The subhuman chanting of "B-B...B-B always filled him with horror His entails seemed to grow cold but he could not help sharing in the general delirium. He chanted with the rest, it was impossible to do otherwise.
 

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