Winston, who is strapped into a bed begins his first interrogation session with his idol, O'Brien. He has no idea what horrors are in store, and the secrets and motives that will be revealed.
Winston begins to weep as all he has believed is rejected, and he struggles to continue fighting for his beliefs and memories as the pain courses through his body. Even the simplest belief; 2+2=4 is rejected if the Party believes otherwise.
O'Brien takes Winston's thoughts and beliefs and attempts to replace them with Party propaganda, but to no avail. The science of forcing people to forget their own memories is the current debate. As long as Winston rebels, the mental and physical torturing continues.
The first session has come to an end, and Winston is infuriated. Unfortunately, O'Brien could read his thoughts and revealed to him that he is a difficult subject, a flaw in the pattern. Eventually, he will be destroyed mentally, and his thoughts will be reversed for good. O'Brien also reveals the government's motives for torturing people.
A new session begins and a devastatingly hypnotic shock is injected into Winston's body, causing him to agree with every syllable O'Brien utters, whether true or false. This is one step closer to the defeat of Winston's fragile mind.
Winston asks his burning questions, his mind somewhat still in tact after the shock. His questions are answered, although in a biased fashion that reveals the motives of the Party. Winston finally surrenders the last thing he had after going to Room 101, the ability to not betray Julia. He is now completely brainwashed realizes his love for Big Brother, and this symbolizes his "death".