1984 PART II: Chapter IX – Discussion Questions

  1. According to the book, is the economic purpose of the war? (p194)
  2. Why do the states want to control Africa, the Middle East, Southern India and Indonesia? Explain. (p195)
  3. The book states that “the labor of the exploited people around the Equator is not really necessary to the world’s economy.” If so, then why capture them at all? (p196)
  4. What is the purpose of war? Why? Explain in a paragraph or note form. (p196)
  5. Explain how the following quote relates to the aim of the Inner Party: “But it was clear that an all-round increase in wealth threatened the destruction-indeed, in some sense was the destruction-of a hierarchical society.” (p197)
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