Eric Blair, Under The Pen Name George Orwell, Once Said,

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Eric Blair, under the pen name George Orwell, once said, “Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand”. In May of 1946, Orwell liberated himself to the islands of the Hebrides with the desperate hope to expose himself to all the creative demons that crawled within his mind. His masterpiece struck the world with the waking fear of a world where there is virtually no freedom from thought. In 1984, the dystopian is set in post World War II time when totalitarianism ruled the world. Free thought and reasoning is stripped from society, and the only one with that power is Big…show more content…
He then decided to become a writer instead. Orwell watched the rise of fascism in Europe, nuclear threat, Stalinism and the start to the Cold War, and he investigated the conditions of the workers and the poor. In 1936, the Spanish Civil War was provoked by a fascist uprising. Orwell was a proclaimed hater of fascism and once said, “ This fascism… somebody 's got to stop it.” Thus, Orwell became a part of the “somebodies” and joined the fight against fascism (Spanish Civil). The war is where he developed his true political standings, for he once said, "I have seen wonderful things, and at last really believe in socialism” (International Socialist). Because of the intense number of political upheavals he watched, fought, and wrote through, Orwell’s brilliant mind was awakened to much of the dark corruption that was growing in his lifetime. He had a desire to attempt to make political writing art, and put everything he saw and thought into words of warning. Orwell’s first very credible writing was Animal Farm. The fictional animals in the fable intended to create a utopia but it became a dystopia when the animals attempted to make everyone equal. In the end, the once radical leaders were even worse than the ones they had rebelled from in the first place, thus creating life drastically worse for all animals without any form of high power. The fable was a political allegory to Orwell 's views of what was going on within the Soviet Union

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