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How is dream used to foreshadow events and consequences of totalitarian states in 1984 by George Orwell, with examples and quotations, please?

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The dream Winston has in Chapter 3 foreshadows the consequences for Winston of life in a totalitarian state. He has known love as revealed on his mother's face. The dream of this love begins his process of musings that eventually lead to longings. As the mother and sister sink while clinging to each in love, it is foreshadowed that so will Winston sink while clinging to love in this totalitarian state that will wash over him like a mighty ocean.

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