Ultimately, the struggle for liberty can be seen for both central characters as worthless considering they both fail and result in being defeated by each corrupted society. However, it depends strongly on what the definitions of ‘liberty’ are for Winston and Billy. For Winston, ‘Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two makes four’, identifying that he wants the freedom of truth and thought. On the other hand, from Billy being viewed from a personal angle makes credible that he is not just fighting for physical freedom but unintentionally for the freedom of equality away from prejudice. Taking this into consideration, Billy’s fight for freedom was not futile. He achieves an ideology towards American society of corruption and racial aggression which is made clearest when the patch is being attacked, ‘BURN IT DOWN’. Some people may say that Winston displays the exploitative traits of Big Brother towards society. Nevertheless, Winston’s approach to defeating Big Brother made coherent to the reader he had little to no hope considering it was Winston, isolated from society, against a party of unquestionable power. From this, Winston’s struggle for liberty can be deemed worthless, whereas Billy’s fight and achievement of an ideology towards his society creates the impression that his struggle was worthwhile.