he smiled, sympathetically he hoped, not trusting himself to speak.

shAmAn49025

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What does he smiled, sympathetically he hoped, not trusting himself to speak.

Does it mean that he doesn't like Newspeak?
 
  • MedievalElf

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    He wanted to convey interest and agreement but did not agree with the sentiment. Winston spends much of the novel in fear of his life, so wants to be seen to be towing the party line.

    I love that book!
     
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