The reaction about the war is near the end of the story.
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At the end of the book Winston actually feels emotions about the war. He feels fear at loss, panic at the threat of loss.....This is in sharp contrast with his apathy before. Winston had always known the war or wars to be deceptive propaganda on the part of the party. After O'Brien is through with him, Winston actually feels what he was "supposed" to have felt all along.