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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?


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


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


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


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.


Both Choices 'B' & 'C'

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