In the book 1984 by George Orwell the characterWinston is locked up in Miniluv or (the ministry of love, in newspeak), where he is tortured Physically, Mentally, and Phsycologically. They try to make him "Sane" and think they succed, then Winston calls out for Julia. This was one of the things they thought they fixed. Now Winston is brought to room 101, this is the worst room to go to. In it the people are tortured by their worst fear. For Winston this is rats. He is locked up in a chair and a cage of rats is placed in front of him. As you would think he gets scared. O'Brien (one of the people trying to "fix" Winston), then starts bringing the rats closer to his face telling him different facts about the rats. They get so close to his face he eventually tells O'Brien to do anything they want to Julia, just don't do it to him. And all of a sudden O'Brien moves the rats away from him and let him go.