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1984

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Diary dust

1984-AKJD0W

What is the significance of the following passage?

…with the tip of his finger he picked up an identifiable grain of whitish dust and deposited it on the corner of the cover…

A

Winston is seeing what a terrible housekeeper he is as dust is heavily laden on his desk.

B

Winston finds a way to sprinkle dust on the book to make it look as though it's been there for a while.

C

Winston strategically places a white dust on the book so if the book is touched he will know because the dust will have been scattered.

D

Winston doesn't think the cover of the book is appealing and attempts to change the décor by adding the white substance.

E

Winston creates a trap so he will be able to identify the person who snoops in his house by looking at their hands and detecting the white substance.