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Paperweight

1984-ERZYLT

What is the significance/symbolism of the following quote in chapter 10?

There was another crash. Someone had picked up the glass paperweight from the table and smashed it into pieces on the hearthstone.

A

The paperweight, a beautiful piece from the past, was a symbol of the secret wish that Winston and Julia could capture themselves safely inside and live a life in isolation from the Party.

B

This quote signifies the secret microcosm of Winston and Julia symbolically seen in the paperweight as crashing down around them and finally coming to an end as they had anticipated it eventually would.

C

This quote signifies the importance that, as seen in the paperweight and like all things from the past, the Party will take over and disseminate their rules to all citizens by making examples of the few who seem to be corrupt.

D

Both Choices 'A' & 'C'

E

All choices are relevant.