Political Dilemmas In 1984 And Animal Farm By George Orwell

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“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear” (George Orwell). George Orwell lived from 1903 to 1950. During this era there were many political dilemmas occuring in the world, especially in Russia with Stalin and Marxism. Even though these occurred in the Soviet Union, it still greatly affected America, because the Soviet Union and the US were in the Cold War around this time. George Orwell’s work brings up the conversation of some of these political issues and their influence on America. He has two full length novels: 1984, published in 1950, and Animal Farm, published in 1945. 1984 displays a dystopian future, something Orwell is warning against in this story. Animal Farm is a metaphor for the Soviet Union and Marxist ideals at the time. Orwell uses farm animals to tell this story. He was by far one of the authors with the most significant impact on society during the 1900s.
George Orwell was born on June 25, 1903 in Motihari, Bengal, India. He was born as Eric Arthur Blair, to a family that was ‘lower-upper middle class’ from what he described in The Road to Wigan Pier (1937). In the article “George Orwell” it says Eric used the name Orwell ‘partly to avoid embarrassing his parents, partly as a hedge against failure, and partly because he disliked the name Eric, which reminded him of a prig in a Victorian boys’ story’(2015). He worked hard in school, but instead of going to college, he took the Indian Civil Service
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