George Orwell is one of the most famous authors of all times. He led a hard life,And fought a serious illness which eventually killed him. He has a wide variety of works.Some of the most famous works are Animal Farm and 1984. There is three evidentCharacteristics contained in his works, These are: simplification in his stories,sympathy for the working class, and using his own life experiences.
George Orwell was a famous author who wrote many novels and essays. His real name was Eric Author Blair. He was born in Motihari near to Bengal, India on June 25 19031. He was born in a “Lower upper middle class family”2. A few years after Orwell’s birth his family moved to England, where he received conventional upbringing.3
In July 1936 George Orwell and his wife, Eileen Nee O’Shaugnessy joined in fighting for political beliefs in the Spanish Civil War. They joined a small Marxist group called P.O.U.M. Orwell wrote several books about the experiences that accrued during this time. These books are considered some of the most well documented writings of the war. When WWII came around Orwell enlisted in the British army, but was turned down. Instead of fighting on the front line he headed the Indian service of the Britinnica British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 4. In the spring of 1937, George Orwell was returning from the front line in Alcubierre with the BBC when he was wounded in the neck by a sniper bullet5. The wound left Orwell unable to talk, and partially paralyzed in one arm6. This was the beginning of Orwell’s decline in health, and the decline of his writing. A few years later he was diagnosed with tuberculosis, and died on January 21, 19507. The first characteristic that is evident in George Orwell’s writing is the simplification in his writing8. Orwell is often given credit for writing in a way that everyone can understand and relate to something9. A perfect example of his simplicity is in the book Animal Farm. The characters in this book are barnyard animals that represent people in the Russian Revolution. Orwell’s reason for using the barnyard animals was to make it easier for the less educated people to know what happened in the Russian Revolution.
…dvantage of the lower class people. Again the book Animal Farm is a good example of this trait. The whole book is speaking out against the Russian Revolution. It shows what went on during this period so the people could prevent this from happening again.
One of Orwell’s most widely used style is taking his own life experiences and putting them into his stories. In an essay Such, Such Were the Joys is really describing the experiences he went through while he was in elementary school21. Another fine example of this trait is in Down and Out in Paris. In this book Orwell talks about the experiences he had while living in the slums of Paris22. The writing in this book is so vivid, that many people thought that it was fictional when they first read it. Many people and critics do not think of Orwell as a serious author. They think of his work as fiction, and not meant to be taken literally. But due to Orwell’s use of simplification, sympathy for the working class, and using his own life experiences makes no doubt that he was one of the most unique author of our time.