History Literature / HomageToCatalonia

14th Dec '15 5:05:22 PM Eliphas8
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** Orwell also loved the Spanish revolution and thought it's end was a bad thing.
14th Dec '15 4:56:59 PM Eliphas8
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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: A downplayed example with the POUM, more in the sense of exaggerating their presence in events rather than in terms of their actual actions though. They were one of the smaller political groupings on the Republican side and the amount of emphasis they receive in history comes mostly from the fact Orwell just so happened to sign up with them rather than with the CNT militias. The other half is of course that later Trotskyists have lionized the POUM in spite of Trotsky's actual criticism of them at the time.
9th Jun '15 8:59:38 PM GoldenSeals
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* LanguageEqualsThought: The leftists refused to use ceremonial forms of address, preferring to simply call each other "thou" or "comrade". ** To clarify: In Spanish-as-spoken-in-Spain, there are two forms of the second person: the formal "usted" and the more casual "tú", and the usage of one or the other also affects how verbs are declined and other pronouns are used. The Catalonian anarchists favored usage of the latter as being less class-based.
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* LanguageEqualsThought: The leftists refused to use ceremonial forms of address, preferring to simply call each other "thou" or "comrade". ** To clarify: "comrade". In Spanish-as-spoken-in-Spain, there are two forms of the second person: the formal "usted" and the more casual "tú", and the usage of one or the other also affects how verbs are declined and other pronouns are used. The Catalonian anarchists favored usage of the latter as being less class-based.
9th Nov '14 5:38:55 PM morenohijazo
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* GraffitiOfTheResistance: Orwell described doing this himself, writing "Visca P.O.U.M.!" on walls in Barcelona after the P.O.U.M.'s suppression.
31st Jul '14 1:37:58 AM Fireblood
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** To clarify: In Spanish-as-spoken-in-Spain, there are two forms of the second person: the formal "usted" and the more casual "tú", and the usage of one or the other also affects how verbs are declined and other pronouns are used. The Catalonian commmunes favored the usage of the latter.
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** To clarify: In Spanish-as-spoken-in-Spain, there are two forms of the second person: the formal "usted" and the more casual "tú", and the usage of one or the other also affects how verbs are declined and other pronouns are used. The Catalonian commmunes anarchists favored the usage of the latter.latter as being less class-based.

* RedScare: Inverted - various "Red" factions accused each other of ''not'' being Red enough. Communist propaganda even accused the POUM of plotting with Franco, a "Brown Scare" if you will.
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* RedScare: Inverted - various Inverted-various "Red" factions accused each other of ''not'' being Red enough. Communist propaganda even accused the POUM of plotting with Franco, a "Brown Scare" if you will.

* WarIsHell: Played with. The chapters about the trench warfare on the Aragon front don't fit this trope, but not WarIsGlorious, either; rather, Orwell describes it as boring and stale. He repeatedly emphasises that there was hardly any action, and that everyone was more concerned about food and firewood than about the enemy.
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* WarIsHell: Played with. The chapters about the trench warfare on the Aragon front don't fit this trope, but not WarIsGlorious, either; rather, Orwell describes it as boring and stale. He repeatedly emphasises emphasizes that there was hardly any action, and that everyone was more concerned about food and firewood than about the enemy.
21st Dec '13 7:04:11 PM LongLiveHumour
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''Homage to Catalonia'' is Creator/GeorgeOrwell's account of his experiences in the SpanishCivilWar. He describes fighting as a militiaman on the side of the Republicans, as well as the gradual erosion of the Anarchist revolution in Catalonia and the [[DividedWeFall power struggle between various factions on the Republican side]]. It may well be the most famous book about the Spanish Civil War, and is widely praised for its BrutalHonesty.
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''Homage to Catalonia'' is Creator/GeorgeOrwell's account of his experiences in the SpanishCivilWar.UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar. He describes fighting as a militiaman on the side of the Republicans, as well as the gradual erosion of the Anarchist revolution in Catalonia and the [[DividedWeFall power struggle between various factions on the Republican side]]. It may well be the most famous book about the Spanish Civil War, and is widely praised for its BrutalHonesty.
9th May '13 4:37:44 PM CassandraLeo
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* AnarchyIsChaos: Averted. Anarchist Catalonia is portrayed largely favourably, and while the situation in Spain is somewhat chaotic, Orwell makes it clear that this is due to it being in a state of civil war rather than due to it being in a state of anarchy. The POUM troops may be a RagtagBandOfMisfits but they are also quick to stand up for one another.
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* AnarchyIsChaos: Averted. Anarchist Catalonia is portrayed largely favourably, and while the situation in Spain is somewhat chaotic, hardly in a condition that an outside observer might qualify as order, Orwell makes it clear that this is due to it being in a state of civil war rather than due to it being in a state of anarchy. The POUM troops may be a RagtagBandOfMisfits but they are also quick to stand up for one another. The opening pages of the book portray what conditions are like in Catalonia away from the trenches and they are anything but chaotic.
9th May '13 4:36:34 PM CassandraLeo
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* AnarchyIsChaos: Averted. Anarchist Catalonia is portrayed largely favourably, and despite the civil war, there isn't much in the book that could be described as "chaos".
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* AnarchyIsChaos: Averted. Anarchist Catalonia is portrayed largely favourably, and despite while the situation in Spain is somewhat chaotic, Orwell makes it clear that this is due to it being in a state of civil war, there isn't much war rather than due to it being in the book that could a state of anarchy. The POUM troops may be described as "chaos".a RagtagBandOfMisfits but they are also quick to stand up for one another.
9th May '13 4:34:48 PM CassandraLeo
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* AnarchyIsChaos: Averted. Anarchist Catalonia is portrayed largely favourably.
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* AnarchyIsChaos: Averted. Anarchist Catalonia is portrayed largely favourably.favourably, and despite the civil war, there isn't much in the book that could be described as "chaos".
9th May '13 4:33:43 PM CassandraLeo
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* AnarchyIsChaos: Averted. Anarchist Catalonia is portrayed largely favourably.
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