History Creator / GeorgeOrwell

30th Mar '16 10:13:58 PM TheD3rp
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** However, it turns out according to his biographer Bernard Crick that this was largely made up by Orwell. According to a Burmese local, there was no escaped animal rampage and Orwell shot that Elephant either for sport or by accident. There was an official government complaint since the Elephant was regarded as valuable government property and Orwell was promptly ReassignedToAntarctica with Colonel Welbourne calling him a "[[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech a disgrace to Eton College]]." His biographer, noted that the essay first appeared in an anthology that encouraged writers to blend fact-and-fiction, though he noted that Orwell never tried to correct the record.

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** However, it turns out according to his biographer Bernard Crick that this was largely made up by Orwell. According to a Burmese local, there was no escaped animal rampage and Orwell shot that Elephant either for sport or by accident. There was an official government complaint since the Elephant was regarded as valuable government property and Orwell was promptly ReassignedToAntarctica with Colonel Welbourne calling him a "[[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech a disgrace to Eton College]]." His biographer, noted that the essay first appeared in an anthology that encouraged writers to blend fact-and-fiction, though he noted that Orwell never tried to correct the record. [[note]]Although Orwell never actually claimed that he was the protagonist of the story either.[[/note]]
25th Mar '16 10:21:37 PM mirisu92
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* ''Literature/BurmeseDays''
19th Mar '16 9:25:40 PM JulianLapostat
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: All of Orwell's books were inspired by the politics of his lifetime and his fears how society would develop further. ''Homage to Catalonia'' was about his first hand experiences during the UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar, ''Animal Farm'' was a satire on the UsefulNotes/RussianRevolution and ''1984'' summarized all his fears about Nazism, Fascism and Communism.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: All of Orwell's books were inspired by the politics of his lifetime and his fears how society would develop further.
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''Homage to Catalonia'' was about his first hand experiences during the UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar, ''Animal Farm'' was a satire on the UsefulNotes/RussianRevolution [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober Russian Revolution]] and ''1984'' summarized all his fears about Nazism, Fascism and Communism.Communism. Of course Orwell could exaggerate "real life" as in the "Shooting the Elephant" essay.
** Much of ''1984'' was inspired by his time working as a propagandist for the BBC and the particular focus on language directed to propaganda use was informed by his time working in the bureau.
19th Mar '16 9:22:57 PM JulianLapostat
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* NotSoAboveItAll: In 1949, shortly before his death, Orwell [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orwell%27s_list#Reactions_to_the_IRD_List prepared a list]] of writers he suspected of being communist and left-wing supporters to the British government.[[note]]Although it should be noted that he thought many of the people on the list were Stalinists.[[/note]]

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* NotSoAboveItAll: In 1949, shortly before his death, Orwell [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orwell%27s_list#Reactions_to_the_IRD_List prepared a list]] of writers he suspected of being communist and left-wing supporters to the British government.[[note]]Although it should be noted He was under the impression that he thought many of the people on the list were Stalinists.[[/note]]Stalinists, yet the list itself includes tiny remarks next to names noting some as "Jewish", others such as Paul Robeson as "anti-white"[[note]]Robeson in fact campaigned for Welsh miners and for most of the 30s and 40s, was a fellow-traveller rather than an official member of CPUSA[[/note]] and also naming Creator/CharlieChaplin. In the end, Orwell too loved Big Brother.
19th Mar '16 3:19:37 PM TheD3rp
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* NotSoAboveItAll: In 1949, shortly before his death, Orwell [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orwell%27s_list#Reactions_to_the_IRD_List prepared a list]] of writers he suspected of being communist and left-wing supporters to the British government. Many of the people on the list such as Creator/CharlieChaplin and Paul Robeson (who Orwell described as [[ValuesDissonance being "anti-white"]] even though Robeson had campaigned for Welsh miners). In the end, George Orwell too, loved Big Brother.

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* NotSoAboveItAll: In 1949, shortly before his death, Orwell [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orwell%27s_list#Reactions_to_the_IRD_List prepared a list]] of writers he suspected of being communist and left-wing supporters to the British government. Many [[note]]Although it should be noted that he thought many of the people on the list such as Creator/CharlieChaplin and Paul Robeson (who Orwell described as [[ValuesDissonance being "anti-white"]] even though Robeson had campaigned for Welsh miners). In the end, George Orwell too, loved Big Brother.were Stalinists.[[/note]]
8th Feb '16 5:40:49 AM Freshmeat
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* DeadArtistsAreBetter: Orwell died after finishing his MagnumOpus ''1984''. He would become more famous after death and especially as the year 1984 approached.

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* DeadArtistsAreBetter: Orwell died after finishing his MagnumOpus ''1984''. He would become more famous after death and especially as the year 1984 approached.
14th Jan '16 7:23:54 PM CassandraLeo
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* SlidingScaleOfLibertarianismAndAuthoritarianism: Orwell himself was firmly down the libertarian end of the scale. At one point in life he apparently considered himself an [[UsefulNotes/{{Anarchism}} anarchist]], and remained a committed [[UsefulNotes/{{Socialism}} libertarian socialist]] for the entirety of his life. His ''settings'', on the other hand, are often some of the most nightmarish authoritarian dystopias ever imagined.
21st Oct '15 11:41:54 AM Nautilus1
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* BadassBiker: Orwell acquired a four-cylinder motorcycle of American manufacture just after his arrival in Burma [[note]]a highly expensive possesion for a relatively poor police officer, as most 4-cylinders in the 1920s were more expensive than a Model T Ford[[/note]] and [[http://www.orwelltoday.com/orwellmotorbike.shtml went through several funny adventures while riding it in the Burman countryside]]. While in Britain he owned a 500cc Rudge-Whitworth motorcycle, which he rode in all weather on the worst roads and abandoned on the Isle of Jura shortly before death. [[http://www.orwelltoday.com/orwellmotorbike.shtml The bike had been rediscovered and restored in 2006]].

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* BadassBiker: Orwell acquired a four-cylinder motorcycle of American manufacture just after his arrival in Burma [[note]]a highly expensive possesion for a relatively poor police officer, as most 4-cylinders in the 1920s were more expensive than a Model T Ford[[/note]] and [[http://www.orwelltoday.com/orwellmotorbike.shtml went through several funny adventures while riding it in the Burman countryside]]. While in Britain he owned a 500cc Rudge-Whitworth motorcycle, which he rode in all weather on the worst roads and abandoned on the Isle of Jura shortly before death. [[http://www.orwelltoday.com/orwellmotorbike.shtml The bike had been rediscovered and restored in 2006]].
21st Oct '15 11:41:20 AM Nautilus1
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21st Oct '15 11:39:41 AM Nautilus1
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* BadassBiker: Orwell acquired a four-cylinder motorcycle of American manufacture just after his arrival in Burma [[note]]a highly expensive possesion for a relatively poor police officer, as most 4-cylinders in the 1920s were more expensive than a Model T Ford[[/note]] and [[http://www.orwelltoday.com/orwellmotorbike.shtml went through several funny adventures while riding it in the Burman countryside]]. While in Britain he owned a 500cc Rudge-Whitworth motorcycle, which he rode in all weather on the worst roads and abandoned on the Isle of Jura shortly before death. [[http://www.orwelltoday.com/orwellmotorbike.shtml The bike had been rediscovered and restored in 2006]].
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