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  • Keep the Aspidistra Flying, by George Orwell

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    Keep the Aspidistra Flying is one of George Orwell’s lesser known novels, but no less powerful. The most telling aspect of this novel is the characterization it provides. Keep the Aspidistra Flying is a novel about wealth and money. The main character, Gordon Comstock, has a constant struggle with money. Whether it is the possession or the absence of income, Gordon always struggles with money and its position in his life. The ultimate goal of the novel is presenting both the character’s philosophies

  • George Orwell

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    until 1927 when he went to London to study the poverty stricken. He then moved to Paris where he wrote two lost novels. After he moved back to England he wrote Down and Out in Paris and London, Burmese Days, A Clergyman's Daughter and Keep the Aspidistra Flying. He published all four under the pseudonym George Orwell. He then married Eileen O'Shaughnessy and wrote The Road to Wigan Pier. Orwell then joined the Army and fought in the Spanish civil war. He became a socialist revolutionary and

  • George Orwell

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    George Orwell George Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair on June 25, 1903, in Motihari, India. The Blair's were relatively prosperous civil servants, working in India on behalf of the British Empire. Blair would later describe his family?s socioeconomic status as "lower-upper middle class," on comment on the extraordinary degree to which British citizens in India depended on the Empire for their livelihood; though the Blair were able to live quite comfortably in India, they had none of the physical

  • Eric Arthur Blair

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    Eric Blair’s fictional name was George Orwell , born June 25,1903 in Motihari, India . At that time “India was part of the British Empire”(Orwell page 1 of 4). This was near the turn of the century, so not many people could afford to move to India with out the “British Empire”(Orwell pg. 1 of 4). Eric’s father Richard Blair was an agent of the Opium Department of the Indian Civil Service.Blair’s Grandfather served in the Indian Army for sometime before Blair’s birth. His family was “ not very wealthy

  • Barttleby's Novel: A Critical Analysis Of Bartleby

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    ANALYSIS When James Hawes studied at Oxford (a then men-only college), he found that the world was “full of incredibly sophisticated, shamingly cool and impossibly well-connected young chaps” (Gallix 2). Those youngsters used to partying in publishers' holiday homes, skiing every Xmas vacations and using mummy's debenture at the Royal Court. Thus, he knew that there was a difference – a bridge between classes. Those young men were only two or three years older than him and were infinitely richer

  • Biography: George Orwell

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    George Orwell was the pen name of British author Eric Arthur Blair, born on June 25, 1903 in Motihari, India where his father, Richard Walmesley worked as a civil servant for the British Empire. Orwell's mother, Ida Mabel Blair, moved him and his sister Marjorie to England a year later as that they could be brought up in a more traditional Christian environment. Orwell went to prep schools and went on to Eton College. Orwell went to prep schools and went on to Eton College from 1917 to 1921.

  • George Orwell

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    George Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair on June 25, 1903 in Motihari in India, which was at that time part of the British Empire. His family was not very wealthy and like most middle-class English families of that time, their livelihood depended on the Empire. In 1907, his family returned to England. His parents managed to send him to a private school in Sussex and when he was thirteen, he won a scholarship to Wellington. Soon after that, he won another scholarship to the well-known public school

  • Biography George Orwell

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    Most people have very strong political views, but not everyone can express their political opinions like George Orwell. Orwell got to express his opinions in his writings. He wrote about the sociopolitical conditions of his time. For a man whose career started as a dishwasher, he came a long way to be known as the great author he is known as today. In this paper George Orwell's early life, his variety of jobs before becoming a writer, his many successes and failures and some of his best known novels

  • The Life and Work of George Orwell

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    "Down and Out in Paris and London" and was able to publish it under the pen name of George Orwell. The book was a success, and after that he wrote and published in three years three more books: "Burmese days," "a Clergyman's daughter" and " Keep the Aspidistra Flying." In 1937 Orwell went to Spain to report on the civil war and, according to Judy P. Sopronyi's article George Orwell on the Road to Nineteen Eighty-Four", got really involved in the idea of Socialism, he was thrilled by the idea of everyone

  • An Orwellian Paradox

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    “Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.”(Orwell, 1984, 1.7.4) An Orwellian paradox, this statement describes the despair in hope for societal change. It expresses how an oppressed nation could never rise against their tormentor until they become enlightened that they have been oppressed, yet enlightenment cannot be obtained without breaking free of their oppression. This concept, described in the 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-Four