Politics and The English Language: George Orwell´s Literature

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The persona which Eric Arthur Blair fabricates through George Orwell, meticulously implements a paradoxical set of literary devices throughout his thesis, which has arguably forged him as one of the greatest social commentators of modern history. The thesis which spans over the body of Orwell’s work extrapolates upon the integral influence that writing has on society and to reinstate the integrity of the writer. Orwell’s essays have sparked a plethora of adverse and auxiliary opinions regarding the imperishability of his work, from those whom believe that his efforts are archaic, to those who believe that his craftsmanship of language addresses issues which had once been hidden. No matter what side of the social spectrum one categorises themselves in, it is undeniable that Orwell’s essays resonate a certain quality of genuine concern for society which is echoed throughout his formulaic journey of writing in “Why I Write”, the prophetic piece depicting politic’s influence on a writer’s conscience in “Writers and Leviathan” and in Orwell’s emphasis on the duality of politics and literature in “Politics and the English Language” which reverberates the transcendental message of his essays which shall be critically studied for years to come.

As we delve into the unwavering style of Orwell’s essays, we experience the sheer influence which language has on the development of society, proving to the reader that Orwell’s work is not only a zeitgeist of his context, but is becoming…