In George Orwell's 1984, there is a mention of a secretive organization named Brotherhood whose main aim is to rebel against the Big Brother, and the Party in general.

In the later part of the prose, we find out that O' Brien was actually working for the Party the whole time in order to find and capture rebels like the protagonist. Does that mean Goldstein's Book, and the Brotherhood itself, were just made up by the Party to achieve the task of separating out the rebels? Or did the Brotherhood really exist at some point?

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    Why do you think there should be some way to tell? The book's viewpoint character has no way of distinguishing these two scenarios. – Peter Shor Sep 3 '19 at 11:17
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    @PeterShor Because I may as well have missed that point altogether? – CinCout Sep 3 '19 at 12:31

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