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1984 Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1, Chapter 4 Summary

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Part 1, Chapter 4 Summary

Winston trudged through his usual workday at the Ministry of Truth. He starts out by receiving slips of paper through message tubes, which list items in the newspaper, the Times, which are to be corrected. He then locates the issues on the telescreen and makes the necessary changes. Once the corrections are made, he has actually rewritten the past. He sends the pieces of paper into what's called the memory hole. The paper then meets its fate in flames and is destroyed forever.

The purpose of his work is always to make sure that any prediction the Party makes is right. He takes great pride in his plagiarism. He marvels at the fact that his acts of forgery were changing things that never really existed anyway. Most of what was in the newspaper were numbers and facts that had no basis in reality. Therefore, his...

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