Love always wins…

“Winston, sitting in a blissful dream, paid no attention as his glass was filled up. He was not running or cheering any longer. He was back in the Ministry of Love, with everything forgiven, his soul white as snow. He was in the public dock, confessing everything, implicating everybody. He was walking down the white-tiled corridor, with the feeling of walking in sunlight, and an armed guard at his back. The long-hoped-for bullet was entering his brain.
He gazed up at the enormous face. Forty years it had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden beneath the dark moustache. O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast! Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.”

George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, London, Penguin, 1989 (first published by Secker & Warburg, 1949), p. 311.

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2 Risposte to “Love always wins…”

  1. Isabella Says:

    :-D

  2. loscopriremosoloscrivendo Says:

    …come diceva E. M. Forster: Only Connect ;-)

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