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Similarities Between Orwell And George Orwell

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Both Aldous Huxley and George Orwell’s works were profoundly impacted by their environment and life experiences. They both grew up in similar areas, and even knew each other, yet their works provide drastically different views of how they believe the future will be. Orwell’s life began in Motihari, India on June 25, 1903 as Eric Arthur Blair. His father was a British colonial civil servant, and he received his education in England. Soon after he finished his education, Orwell began his life-changing involvement with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma. Soon after this, George Orwell became involved with the Workers' Party of Marxist Unification, otherwise known as POUM as a shortening of the Spanish name. Through his involvement with that group, he participated in the Spanish Civil War. Although he did not fight in it, Orwell also experienced the effects of World War II, which, combined with his experience in the POUM, heavily altered his opinion of government and other high-ranking people. “His experiences there had given him a distaste for imperialism, and his feeling about his experiences can be seen in Burmese Days (1934” (“Orwell, George.”). Socio-economic factors also played an important role in Orwell’s development as a person. “Orwell later placed his family with typical precision as belonging to “the lower-upper-middle class,” and he clearly felt this as a misfortune, though in fact the combination of a sparse upbringing with a reverence for intellectual values
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