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1984 Book 2, Chapter 6

By George Orwell

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Book 2, Chapter 6

  • O'Brien makes supposedly subversive contact with Winston in the corridor at the Ministry of Truth. Winston feels as though he has been waiting for this moment for his entire life.
  • O'Brien discusses with Winston the tenth edition of the Newspeak dictionary, and tells him that he can take a peek at it if he makes a visit one evening.
  • Accepting O'Brien's home address, Winston feels affirmation with regards to the conspiracy that he has dreamed of. He feels that this event is a continuation of what he started with the diary and then with his affair with Julia. Yet he still accepts that it will eventually lead to death at the Ministry of Love.

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