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1984. George Orwell. Biography. His real name was Eric Blair. Born in Bengal, India in 1903. His father worked as a minor customs official. At the age of 13, he attended Eton where he studied under Aldous Huxley, later author of a Brave New World .

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1984

1984

George Orwell


Biography

Biography

  • His real name was Eric Blair.

  • Born in Bengal, India in 1903.

  • His father worked as a minor customs official.

  • At the age of 13, he attended Eton where he studied under Aldous Huxley, later author of a Brave New World.

  • Poor grades prevented him from entering Cambridge or Oxford.

  • He turned to a career in the colonial service and accepted a post with the Indian Imperial Police.


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Biography

  • Though he advanced in the imperial police, he was depressed by the English treatment of the Indian people.

  • He resigned in 1927 and returned to England.

  • After trying his hand at teaching, he decided to try to earn a living at writing.


Spanish civil war

Spanish Civil War

  • Lasted from 1936 to 1939.

  • Over 500,000 people died.

  • Nationalists (Facists) vs. Republicans (Left-socialist_

  • Orwell fought for the republicans and was shot through the throat.

  • He became disillusioned with the Soviet Union after seeing the corruption of the communist party in Spain.


Novelist

Novelist

  • Wrote several novels during his lifetime.

  • Best known for his two final novels: Animal Farm and 1984.

  • Both attack totalitarian regimes-mainly the Stalinist Soviet Union.


1984

1984

  • Dystopian novel about life within a totalitarian society.

  • Written in 1949.

  • The Cold War was just starting to begin in earnest.

  • Orwell expressing his fear about government controlling every aspect of human life.


Big brother

BIG BROTHER


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