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1984

1984

by George Orwell

Emmanuel Goldstein

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

The ultimate symbol of opposition to the Party, we are not sure whether Goldstein actually exists. Publicly, he is known as a Party enemy, but he actually serves the Party’s purposes as a scapegoat. Every time something goes bad or wrong, the Party attributes it to Goldstein – conveniently. Could Goldstein be a device created by the Party? We wouldn’t put it past those guys.

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