Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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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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