In the story it says that Winston doesn`t understand the why, but later on in the book, he finds out. Explain the problem with not understanding the why.

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Winston doesn't understand why the Party does what it does. He understands how: the brainwashing, fear, thought police....but he struggles to understand the underlying reasons. What does the party hope to accomplish with a depressed, conformist, angry population? Winston finally understands, through torture, that it is simply perpetual power and control that the party wants.