1984

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Rats!

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Upon Julia and Winston waking in their rented apartment, Julia exclaimed,

Get out, you filthy brute!... A rat. I saw him stick his beastly nose out of the wainscoting… Rats!... In this room!...

What's the significance of this exclamation?

A

The sight of a rat is an indication of the filth in which the Proles live.

B

The rat, like all of the other people of Oceania, is just trying to obtain the pleasures from life.

C

The rat may represent the Party's police and could indicate that Winston and Julia are caught and turned over to the authorities.

D

The rat is an animal who lives off of the remains from what it can find; this is similar to the way Julia and Winston accumulate some of the items like coffee and sugar.

E

Both Choices 'B' & 'C'