Quotes to prove "war is peace"Quotes to prove "war is peace"

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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If you are trying to prove that war really is peace *in Winston's society* (as opposed to in our real world), then the place to look (in my opinion) is Part 2, Chapter 9.  This is the part where Winston is reading the book that is supposedly by Goldstein.

For quotes, look at what Goldstein's book says.  It explains in great detail why constant war is necessary.  It says that, basically, only constant war can allow a stable, hierarchical society to exist.

Goldstein says that war is necessary to make people have to work hard and yet remain poor.  War is a good way to use up all the products that people are able to make.  If people were all rich, if they all had nice lives, they would not accept being bossed around the way the Party does.  If they did not accept this, they might rise up and overthrow the Party.

So war is peace, but that only is true for the Party and the society it has made.  War makes for peace within their society.  It is a very grim and unpleasant peace, but it is peace because there is no conflict between the people and the government.

Look for quotes from that chapter to support this.

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sarahexxoh | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

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If you are trying to prove that war really is peace *in Winston's society* (as opposed to in our real world), then the place to look (in my opinion) is Part 2, Chapter 9.  This is the part where Winston is reading the book that is supposedly by Goldstein.

For quotes, look at what Goldstein's book says.  It explains in great detail why constant war is necessary.  It says that, basically, only constant war can allow a stable, hierarchical society to exist.

Goldstein says that war is necessary to make people have to work hard and yet remain poor.  War is a good way to use up all the products that people are able to make.  If people were all rich, if they all had nice lives, they would not accept being bossed around the way the Party does.  If they did not accept this, they might rise up and overthrow the Party.

So war is peace, but that only is true for the Party and the society it has made.  War makes for peace within their society.  It is a very grim and unpleasant peace, but it is peace because there is no conflict between the people and the government.

Look for quotes from that chapter to support this.

Thank you so much!

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