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1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four: Novel Summary: Part 2 Chapter 5-Part 2 Chapter 6

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Part 2 Chapter 5:

Syme, Winston's colleague who had been writing the Newspeak dictionary, disappears-he becomes an unperson. Winston had known that the Party would destroy Syme because Syme was too smart and understood too much. Winston met Julia in their secret apartment six times during June as bombs fell on the surrounding neighborhood and the proles united in protest against Goldstein. During their illicit encounters, Winston and Julia share their philosophies on rebellion and the Party. "In the ramifications of Party doctrine she had not the faintest interest. Whenever he began to talk of the principles of Ingsoc, doublethink, the mutability of the past and the denial of objective reality, and to use Newspeak words, she became bored and confused and said that she never paid any attention to that kind of thing. One knew that it was all rubbish, so why let oneself be worried by it? She knew when to cheer and when to boo, and that was all one needed" (p. 157).

 
Part 2 Chapter 6: 
 
"It had happened at last. The expected message had come. All his life, it seemed to him, he had been waiting for this to happen" (p. 157). Winston encounters O'Brien who invites him to his home under the pretense of looking at a Newspeak dictionary. O'Brien, a member of the Inner Party, gives Winston his home address. Winston believes that O'Brien could be a member of the Brotherhood but he also realizes the danger awaiting him should he accept O'Brien's summons. "He had the sensation of stepping into the dampness of a grave, and it was not much better because he had always known that the grave was there and waiting for him" (p. 160).



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