Winston Smith is a worker for the Ministry of Truth, a government media center, editing old history to make the government and Big Brother look like they are the ones that seem right. He comes home and begins writing thoughts in a journal, which is a crime under the rule of Big Brother. A woman who also works at the Ministry under the name Julia, sends Winston a note telling him she loves him.
You in big trouble now!
Winston and Julia begin an affair against the government, which is also a crime. They also both begin to question the government they live in, and Winston wants to find out more about a rebellion headed by Emmanuel called The Brotherhood Julia is not as interested in revolting against the Party, but she is having a good time with Winston.
Winston places his trust in a man named O'Brien,who is a member of the Inner Party who Winston believes is helping with the Resistance against the Big Brother. O'Brien gives Winston a copy of a book, and Winston and Julia take it to their room. The book does not shed any new light on the Resistance, or Big Brother's Need to control the people.
Winston decides that if there is any hope to overthrow Big Brother's government, it lies in the proles, or the working class in Oceania, because it is greatest in number, and not being watched as closely as the others. A picture that is being hung on the wall begins to speak, and Winston realizes it was a member of the Thought Police, who set Winston and Julia up.
Winston and Julia are brought to The Ministry of Love,a center where they are tortured by O'Brien. Winston is brought to Room 101,a room where your worst fears are put to the test, and where he met his worst fear: rats. When the rats are brought close to Winston's face, Winston tells O'Brien: "Do it to Julia.I don't care what you do to her.” Winston's re-education is complete.
Winston sits in a Cafe,with no emotions. Winston and Julia ran into each other, but were both so changed by their torture that they do not have feelings for each other. Winston sips some Gin, listens to the telescreen, and thinks, "Everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself.