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Literary Device

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What is the BEST explanation for Orwell's purpose for personifying gin in the following quote and what is the overall purpose of it:

He reeked of gin. It seemed to breathe out of his skin in place of sweat, and one could have fancied that the tears welling from his eyes were pure gin.

A

Winston was trying to masque his disturbing memories by drowning his sorrows with alcohol. He would rather succomb to the bad influence of gin than the Party.

B

Winston's memories of an older man, who had something terrible and unforgiveable happen to him, were ingrained on his mind for life.

C

The older man, who had consumed an overwhelming amount of gin like he consumed the Party's beliefs, was actually being destroyed by the viscious substance just as the Party destroyed his happiness.

D

The alcoholic consumption of Winston is significant in the way it lives a life inside of him; this is similar to how the Party lives and breathes through its citizens' actions and thioughts.

E

Winston is trying to purge himself of the alcohol he has consumed just as he attempts to purge himself of the Party, however treacherous and painful the process may be.