Food for Thought Police Podcast

E75: 1984 Part 2, Chapter 7 Soul Force

This is our fifteenth episode in our longer series onĀ Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. Winston has a dream of his mother. Winston remembers his selfishness and how he abandoned his family during the Chocolate Incident. Winston and Julia have a conversation. They conclude that the Thought Police can’t get inside you — they can’t make you change what you feel. Your inner heart is impregnable. That’s a very nice thought. Dystopia CAN get inside you. It leaves you worse than you were before, but it CAN get inside of you. Soul force is not enough. You need a strong soul to resist.