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1984

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Winston's Ink-Stained Hand

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Winston looks at his hands and realizes that the"two fingers of his right hand were ink-stained…exactly the kind of detail that would betray you."

Which statement does NOT explain the meaning of this line?

A

The Party will find out about everything you do.

B

Writing is forbidden unless the Party provides you with rights to do so.

C

Washing your hands is imperative to protect yourself from speculation of wrong-doing.

D

Writing, because it's not publicized and handed out to the citizens of Oceania without the authority of the Party, is still not permitted but is also not as harshly punished as other crimes.

E

Inkstained hands are a possible sign of independent thinking -- which the Party punishes harshly.