Key Questions and Answers

Summary Key Questions and Answers

14) What is Room 101?

Room 101, located in the Ministry of Love, is the room where prisoners are sent to be confronted by their deepest fear. Readers learn early in the novel that Winston is terrified of rats. When he tells O’Brien that he still hates Big Brother after months of torture, O’Brien sends Winston to Room 101, where O’Brien begins to put a cage of rats over Winston’s head. Room 101 is the last phase of torture that eventually forces Winston to turn on Julia and accept Big Brother.