Orwell: vita, stile e opere

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riassunto della vita, stile e opere di George Orwell. The Dystopian Novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Animal Farm (1 pagine formato docx)

Orwell: vita, stile e opere - The Dystopian Novel - As utopia concentrated on the positive, so dystopia painted the most negative picture possible of the present and the future to come.

It revolts against modernity. While the utopian order was perfect in the morals end, the dystopian one was perfect in the social sense. It was the dreadful perfection of some modern system. While utopian societies were ideal in the sense of “the best possible”, dystopian societies represented the victory or tyranny of the idea.

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George Orwell - Born Eric Blair in India, he was taken as a small child in England by his mother, and there was educated in school. He could not stand the lack of privacy and the humiliating punishments of the public schools and so changed it.
He began to develop an independent minded personality. He passed the India Office examinations for the Indian Imperial Police and he remained in Bruma 5 years long. It was not simply that he wanted to break away from British imperialism in India, he wished to escape every form of men’s control over men.

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Back in London he started an experiment: wearing second hand clothes and living in poor conditions to experience poverty and learn how institutions for poors work. After that he began publishing his works with the pseudonym George Orwell, George had an englishness about it and Orwell was the name of a river he was fond of.  He married and was commissioned to investigate conditions among the miners, factory workers and unemployed. He went to Spain to report the Spanish Civil War. Back in England they adopted a child but he suffered from bronchitis and she died during an operation.

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He had deep understanding of the English characters ant its dislike of abstract theories. On the other hand his various experiences contributed to his unusual ability to see his country from the outside and o judge it. His life and work were marked by the unresolved conflict between his middle class background and education and his emotional identification with the working class.