Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Main Line, PA
"This process of continuous alteration was applied not only to newspapers, but to books, periodicals, pamphlets, posters, leaflets, films, soundtracks, cartoons, photographs—to every kind of literature or documentation which might conceivably hold any political or ideological significance."This passage refers to the process of changing the past, which is Winston's job. By controlling the past, the Party is able to manipulate the minds of Party members.
"Life, if you looked about you, bore no resemblance not only to the lies that streamed out of the telescreens, but even to the ideals that the Party was trying to achieve."Winston has this thought while considering whether the "proles" could ever rebel. This passage is a description of the contrast between reality and what the Party would have its members believe.
" 'If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.' "These chilling words are spoken by O'Brien to Winston during Winston's conversion in the Ministry of Love and demonstrate the ruthless plan for domination being carried out by the Party.