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The rhyme is introduced as a part of O’Brien’s interview of Winston in the context of The Book and The Brotherhood. It seems to a have been given as sign/countersign as an initiation into the Brotherhood, so that one can tell who is a member of the secret society. Sign: Oranges and lemons Countersign: Say the bells of St. Clement’s My read is that O’Brien’s ...


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as an allegory, he represents the average bystander. -- a quote -- "life will go as it always goes -- that is, badly." //he knows what it was like with jones and comes to the conclusion that no matter who is in charge or what changes are made at the farm, it will remain an unpleasant place to be. he also knows of all the injustice occurring on ...


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