Winston and Julia, having arrived using different routes, arrive at O'Brien's house. Winston is apprehensive to have even entered the rich, neighborhood that the Inner Party individuals live in, where he is entranced by scents of different foods and tobacco. O'Brien's servant, Martin, is dark-haired, has a diamond-like face, which Winston feels to be Chinese, and wears a crisp white coat. Martin takes Winston and Julia to O'Brien. O'Brien's home is luxurious, with thick blue carpet and clean, cream-shaded walls. Before welcoming his guests, O'Brien finishes a short piece of business. Winston thinks about whether he is welcome, and whether he ought to have come. He has no confirmation that O'Brien is a member of the Brotherhood. He is acting just on looks and brief discussions. After discussing revolution with O’Brien and swearing against the party, Winston is given ‘The Book’; Emmanuel Goldsteins heretical, and banned works.
Oceania is governed under the belief system of Ingsoc, Eurasia under Neo-Bolshevism, and Eastasia under what can be deciphered as either "Death-worship" or "Obliteration of the Self." All nations host an Inner Party, a Party, a prole structure, and a worship figure, semi-divine leaders. Goldstein states, "When war becomes literally continuous, it also ceases to be dangerous...technical progress can cease, and the most palpable facts can be denied or disregarded." The general population have no chance to find relief knowing the original condition of the world and must depend totally upon the Party. Instead of being a war between different ideologies or factions, war is waged to maintain loyalty to the party.