In this section of the novel Winton is tortured by O’Brien. Winston is beaten until he agrees with things that he knows are untrue. This is called “doublethink” in the book. Winston is released with no further thoughts of rebellion and no real change in his country. This shows that Big Brother has mastered how to keep control of citizens. He uses propaganda and altering history to stop most rebellious thoughts and gets people to believe things that are known to be untrue. This would probably mean that a rebellion will never happen and the party will stay in control.