Winston reads the book—an amalgam of several forms of class-based twentieth-century social theory—to Julia in the room above the store.
Something a bit too brainy for me, I expect. He put the diary away in the drawer. It was too strong, it could not be stormed.
The landscape that he was looking at recurred so often in his dreams that he was never fully certain whether or not he had seen it in the real world. It was almost normal for people over thirty to be frightened of their own children. It was absurd, since the writing of those particular words was not more dangerous than the initial act of opening the diary, but for a moment he was tempted to tear out the spoiled pages and abandon the enterprise altogether.
You could only get hold of them, if at all, by scrounging more or less furtively on the 'free' market. The two most popular routines consisted of Arthur Haynes's famous tramp "Up to me neck in muck and bullets!
But no, the knocking was repeated. Had it always been like this? 1984 in the face of face remained completely inscrutable.
Asleep or awake, working or eating, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or in bed — no escape. A word contains its opposite in itself. A young woman who was perhaps his secretary, and who was sitting with her back to Winston, was listening 1984 in the face of him and seemed to be eagerly agreeing with everything that he said.
The voice continued raspingly: Winston and Julia once meet in the ruins of a church that was destroyed in a nuclear attack "thirty years" earlier, which suggests as the year of the atomic war that destabilised society and allowed the Party to seize power.
Do you know that Newspeak is the only language in the world whose vocabulary gets smaller every year? In visualizing him one saw always a picture of dimpled knees and sleeves rolled back from pudgy forearms. His earlier thought returned to him: He had no subjects of conversation except the principles of Ingsoc, and no aim in life except the defeat of the Eurasian enemy and the hunting-down of spies, saboteurs, thoughtcriminals, and traitors generally.
Parsons, the wife of a neighbour on the same floor. Here were produced rubbishy newspapers containing almost nothing except sport, crime and astrology, sensational five-cent novelettes, films oozing with sex, and sentimental songs which were composed entirely by mechanical means on a special kind of kaleidoscope known as a versificator.
Year by year and minute by minute, everybody and everything was whizzing rapidly upwards. You were abolished, annihilated: And presently some master brain in the Inner Party would select this version or that, would re-edit it and set in motion the complex processes of cross-referencing that would be required, and then the chosen lie would pass into the permanent records and become truth.
Neither is beer, cigarettes, fatty foods, caffine, red meat, abortions, pornography,flag burning, sex in general or any of the other things you use to enjoy. He was already dead, he reflected. The Party claims that poverty is a necessary sacrifice for the war effort, and "The Book" confirms that to be partially correct since the purpose of perpetual war consumes surplus industrial production.
Then, with a movement which was as nearly as possible unconscious, he crumpled up the original message and any notes that he himself had made, and dropped them into the memory hole to be devoured by the flames.
Whatever it was, you could be certain that every word of it was pure orthodoxy, pure Ingsoc. Then he unrolled and clipped together four small cylinders of paper which had already flopped out of the pneumatic tube on the right-hand side of his desk.
They don't exist any longer. A certain Comrade Withers, a prominent member of the Inner Party, had been singled out for special mention and awarded a decoration, the Order of Conspicuous Merit, Second Class.
On to each was dumped swiftly the regulation lunch — a metal pannikin of pinkish-grey stew, a hunk of bread, a cube of cheese, a mug of milkless Victory Coffee, and one saccharine tablet.
In another room someone with a comb and a piece of toilet paper was trying to keep tune with the military music which was still issuing from the telescreen. It was the girl with dark hair. He picked up his pen half-heartedly, wondering whether he could find something more to write in the diary.
The story concludes with an appendix describing the success of the project. All Outer Party residences include telescreens that serve both as outlets for propaganda and to monitor the Party members; they can be turned down, but they cannot be turned off.
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