What are the elements of symbolism and irony in the arrest scene in 1984? In Part Two, Chapter 9-10ish. Can you please help me summarize the symbolism and irony -thanks.

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The most obvious example of symbolism in the arrest scene is the destruction of the coral paperweight that Winston had bought at the junk shop just prior to the beginning of his affair with Julia .  The paperweight had appealed to Winston because it was old, and because it seemed to have an air about it of a far distant past when things were different.  For a little while, when it is in his possession, Winston dares to do things that he would never have done before, immersing himself in thoughtcrime by studying the writings of Goldstein, the epitome of subversion, and defying Big Brother through his relations with Julia.  During this time Winston...

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