Change of Ending: “1984”
In the book “1984” the character Winston Smith is a low man on the totem pole type of guy that is living in a world that is monitored to the tee, meaning everything he does, everything he says, and everything he thinks is monitored by this group of people called the “Big Brothers”. Winston however is against this group of people in the book, and he hates everything they do and does not support them at all. The respected leader Obrien in the book, ends up tricking Winston into a trap to get him to reveal his thoughts of “Big Brother”. Obrien than kidnaps/ arrest Winston and starts torturing him, until he tells him what he wants to hear. After Winston gets released back into the free world, begins to like “Big Brother”, the book ends with Winston loving “Big Brother” and the whole system.
I think the ending of the book is pretty good, and it goes perfectly with the whole book and what you are thinking. However if I were to change the ending of the book, I think I would make it to where Winston does take over “Big Brother” but not only that, but have him and Obrien fight each other or maybe have it were Winston holds Obrien captive like Obrien did to Winston and tortures him physically for revenge. Then have Winston become the new leader of “Big Brother”. Because the way I see it, is that Winston still exist, but his hope dies and fades from within him and evil has taken over. This should not affect much on the plot, because the same stuff still happens just the ending and what happens to Obrien and Winston changes.