How George Orwell Grew into the Author of Animal Farm

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George Orwell was originally named Eric Blair from Motihari, India, in 1903. Although he was raised in England. He moved to Spain after college where he attended Eton. Because of financial issues he could stay for long. He had trouble making money after colleges and was a struggling writer. He moved to Spain and joined one of the groups fighting against General Francisco Franco in the Spanish Civil War. To stay economically stable after the war partook in all sorts of writing works. In 1941, he got a job with the BBC producer and he got a job developing news commentary and shows for audiences in the eastern part of the English empire. With World War II going on he found himself becoming a propagandist for the British Empire. Orwell resigned in 1943 and became a literary editor for a socialist newspaper. During this time he wrote two of his best known novels, Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Animal Farm was published in 1945, it was an anti-Soviet satire in a pastoral setting with the two protagonists being portrayed by pigs. Nineteen Eighty Four was published in 1949. This novel Orwell gave the public a look into what would happen if the government controlled every aspect of everyday life. In both novels he uses satire to send a message to the public. Satire is used to criticize the object of attack, teaching a moral indirectly with a humorous tone. In Animal Farm the attack is on Soviet Russia and the moral lesson is that when the corrupting effect of power is
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