After Oceania’s “Two-Minutes hate”, the daily televised propaganda triggers a deep hatred within our protagonist Winston Smith, towards the totalitarian society he lives in. His immediate reaction was to act out and log hateful criticism of “Big Brother”, the supposedly benevolent ruler of Oceania. The boldness of Winston’s character is evident and impressive during this event since he no longer fears the repercussions of a justice system that regularly monitors the thoughts of its citizens. Thoughts of treason, or “Thought-crime” (as) they called it” (21) could potentially get you killed, but keeping a logbook of conspiratorial works would erase your name from all historical records. This demonstrates Winston’s absence of effort and/or care towards leaving a legacy, which indicates the oppressive and dehumanizing nature of the monolithic society. Unfortunately, as fearless as Winston may be, his actions also exhibit his lack of power to create positive change. After recording “DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER” (20) across multiple pages in his diary, it is evident that Winston wishes for a less oppressive authoritarian rule and therefore displaying the external conflict between him and society. Despite this, acting on occasional “Thought-crimes” towards the government is the only way he is able to fight this conflict since he is unable to circulate these opinions and is frightened to attempt taking part in a revolutionary movement. This fear is illuminated when Winston swaps glances with “O’Brien”, a man he believes to share the same political ideologies as himself. However, Winston has “never made the smallest effort to verify this guess” (13). Winston’s actions in this scenario are appropriate since he is not in any position to deal with the consequences of his ambition backfiring. Winston’s decision not to act on this impulse not only satisfies me, but is also highly relatable. Like many may, I hold a few unpopular opinions that I never discuss with anyone out of fear of alienation, or in Winston’s case, death. With respect to the abrasive environment Winston resides in, he demonstrates the traits of a profile five on BC’s Social Responsibility overview. Even though Winston is unable to act his idea of change, he is the only character shown to show interest towards advocating human rights despite the backlash that may entail him. Winston’s genuine care for his “comrades” is noticeable when he decides to spend his only break in a twenty-hour shift to fix his neighbour Mrs. Parson’s irrigation system.