Winston is being brought back to health.
He receives regular meals. He has a set of new dentures, and he is even provided with writing materials. He is able to build up his muscles and do simple exercises, and his mind is becoming more active. He accepts everything now - that Oceania was at war with Eastasia, and Jones, Aaronson and Rutherford were guilty.
One day he awoke in shock, realizing that he had been crying aloud for
Julia. He was clearly getting better.
O’Brien now advises Winston that he is ready to take the last step, as
Winston confesses that he hates Big Brother. He is taken to Room 101.
In this chapter we see Winston’s attempts to train himself in the process of doublethink.
One moment he can be at ease with the thought that Oceania is at war with Eastasia, or is not at war with Eastasia. His mind is adaptable to whatever the Party tells him. He feels that if he can master this process of doublethink, it will enable him to keep his spirit free.