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21st May '12 10:53:35 AM LordGro
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Real name Eric Blair, George Orwell was the one of the most influential authors in the English language.

A socialist all his life, but his views changed somewhat over time and his dislike of Soviet communism was ''very'' clear. Orwell, a journalist, participated in the Spanish Civil War [[DoomedMoralVictor on the side of the Republicans]], serving in the party militia of the P.O.U.M. or Party of Marxist Worker's Unification [[hottip:*:Note that he didn't care for the POUM's ideology very much - he only ended up in its militia because he had come to Spain via the British ILP, which was affiliated with the POUM]], and even got ''shot in the throat'' ([[OnlyAFleshWound an experience that he would go on to describe as "interesting"]]). [[DeadpanSnarker His works]] [[CrapsackWorld tend to be]] [[BlackAndGrayMorality considered cynical.]] The term "Orwellian" is named after his famous works of [[CrapsackWorld dystopian]] fiction, particularly ''NineteenEightyFour''.

His most famous works are:

* ''AnimalFarm''
* ''NineteenEightyFour''
* ''HomageToCatalonia'' - an autobiographical account of his experiences in Spain.
* ''[[http://orwell.ru/library/essays/politics/english/e_polit Politics and the English Language]]'' - A hugely influential non-fiction essay.

Orwell [[UrExample created]] the following tropes:

* {{Newspeak}} (he took inspiration from several real-life sources)
* WeWillUseWikiWordsInTheFuture

Several additional tropes were inspired by {{Newspeak}}, including:

** AirstripOne
** LanguageEqualsThought
** PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny

George Orwell is [[TropeNamer the source of several trope names]]:

* TwoPlusTortureMakesFive
* AllIssuesArePoliticalIssues
* BigBrotherIsWatching
* ColdWar: It is debated whether he actually coined it, but he was certainly one of the first to use the phrase, in his essay "You and the Atomic Bomb".
* FourLegsGoodTwoLegsBetter
* OrwellianEditor
* OrwellianRetcon
* {{Room 101}}
* {{Unperson}}
* WrittenByTheWinners

He is also the current mascot for the "SugarWiki/HaveANiceCupOfTeaAndSitDown" page. He considered tea to be SeriousBusiness. SpotOfTea, indeed.
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[[caption-width-right:288: George Orwell reporting for the Ministry of Tru... I mean the BBC]]

Real name Eric Blair, George Orwell was the one of the most influential authors in the English language.

A socialist all his life, but his views changed somewhat over time and his dislike of Soviet communism was ''very'' clear. Orwell, a journalist, participated in the Spanish Civil War [[DoomedMoralVictor on the side of the Republicans]], serving in the party militia of the P.O.U.M. or Party of Marxist Worker's Unification [[hottip:*:Note that he didn't care for the POUM's ideology very much - he only ended up in its militia because he had come to Spain via the British ILP, which was affiliated with the POUM]], and even got ''shot in the throat'' ([[OnlyAFleshWound an experience that he would go on to describe as "interesting"]]). [[DeadpanSnarker His works]] [[CrapsackWorld tend to be]] [[BlackAndGrayMorality considered cynical.]] The term "Orwellian" is named after his famous works of [[CrapsackWorld dystopian]] fiction, particularly ''NineteenEightyFour''.

His most famous works are:

* ''AnimalFarm''
* ''NineteenEightyFour''
* ''HomageToCatalonia'' - an autobiographical account of his experiences in Spain.
* ''[[http://orwell.ru/library/essays/politics/english/e_polit Politics and the English Language]]'' - A hugely influential non-fiction essay.

Orwell [[UrExample created]] the following tropes:

* {{Newspeak}} (he took inspiration from several real-life sources)
* WeWillUseWikiWordsInTheFuture

Several additional tropes were inspired by {{Newspeak}}, including:

** AirstripOne
** LanguageEqualsThought
** PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny

George Orwell is [[TropeNamer the source of several trope names]]:

* TwoPlusTortureMakesFive
* AllIssuesArePoliticalIssues
* BigBrotherIsWatching
* ColdWar: It is debated whether he actually coined it, but he was certainly one of the first to use the phrase, in his essay "You and the Atomic Bomb".
* FourLegsGoodTwoLegsBetter
* OrwellianEditor
* OrwellianRetcon
* {{Room 101}}
* {{Unperson}}
* WrittenByTheWinners

He is also the current mascot for the "SugarWiki/HaveANiceCupOfTeaAndSitDown" page. He considered tea to be SeriousBusiness. SpotOfTea, indeed.
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30th Dec '11 6:17:00 AM MidnightRambler
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19th Dec '11 4:09:20 PM Yuanchosaan
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* ColdWar: It is debated whether he actually coined it, but he was certainly one of the first to use the phrase.

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17th Dec '11 4:28:55 AM MidnightRambler
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A socialist all his life, but his views changed somewhat over time and his dislike of Soviet communism was ''very'' clear. Orwell, a journalist, participated in the Spanish Civil War [[DoomedMoralVictor on the side of the Republicans]], serving in the party militia of the P.O.U.M. or Party of Marxist Worker's Unification [[hottip:*:Note that he didn't care for the POUM's ideology very much - he only ended up in its militia because he had come to Spain via the British ILP, who were affiliated with the POUM]], and even got ''shot in the throat'' ([[OnlyAFleshWound an experience that he would go on to describe as "interesting"]]). [[DeadpanSnarker His works tend to be considered cynical.]] The term "Orwellian" is named after his famous works of [[CrapsackWorld dystopian]] fiction, particularly ''NineteenEightyFour''.

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A socialist all his life, but his views changed somewhat over time and his dislike of Soviet communism was ''very'' clear. Orwell, a journalist, participated in the Spanish Civil War [[DoomedMoralVictor on the side of the Republicans]], serving in the party militia of the P.O.U.M. or Party of Marxist Worker's Unification [[hottip:*:Note that he didn't care for the POUM's ideology very much - he only ended up in its militia because he had come to Spain via the British ILP, who were which was affiliated with the POUM]], and even got ''shot in the throat'' ([[OnlyAFleshWound an experience that he would go on to describe as "interesting"]]). [[DeadpanSnarker His works works]] [[CrapsackWorld tend to be be]] [[BlackAndGrayMorality considered cynical.]] The term "Orwellian" is named after his famous works of [[CrapsackWorld dystopian]] fiction, particularly ''NineteenEightyFour''.
17th Dec '11 4:27:34 AM MidnightRambler
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A socialist all his life, but his views changed somewhat over time and his dislike of Soviet communism was ''very'' clear. Orwell, a journalist, participated in the Spanish Civil War [[DoomedMoralVictor on the side of the Republicans]], more specifically the P.O.U.M. or Party of Marxist Worker's Unity ([[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment we did say he was a socialist, right?]]), and even got ''shot in the throat'' ([[OnlyAFleshWound an experience that he would go on to describe as "interesting"]]). [[DeadpanSnarker His works tend to be considered cynical.]] The term "Orwellian" is named after his [[CrapsackWorld dystopian]] depictions of society.

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A socialist all his life, but his views changed somewhat over time and his dislike of Soviet communism was ''very'' clear. Orwell, a journalist, participated in the Spanish Civil War [[DoomedMoralVictor on the side of the Republicans]], more specifically serving in the party militia of the P.O.U.M. or Party of Marxist Worker's Unity ([[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment we did say Unification [[hottip:*:Note that he was a socialist, right?]]), didn't care for the POUM's ideology very much - he only ended up in its militia because he had come to Spain via the British ILP, who were affiliated with the POUM]], and even got ''shot in the throat'' ([[OnlyAFleshWound an experience that he would go on to describe as "interesting"]]). [[DeadpanSnarker His works tend to be considered cynical.]] The term "Orwellian" is named after his famous works of [[CrapsackWorld dystopian]] depictions of society.
fiction, particularly ''NineteenEightyFour''.



* ''HomageToCatalonia''- an autobiographical account of his experiences in Spain.
* ''[[http://orwell.ru/library/essays/politics/english/e_polit Politics and the English Language]]'' - A nonfiction essay, but a hugely influential one.

Orwell created the following tropes:

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* ''HomageToCatalonia''- ''HomageToCatalonia'' - an autobiographical account of his experiences in Spain.
* ''[[http://orwell.ru/library/essays/politics/english/e_polit Politics and the English Language]]'' - A nonfiction essay, but a hugely influential one.

non-fiction essay.

Orwell created [[UrExample created]] the following tropes:



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* TwoPlusTortureMakesFive



* FourLegsGoodTwoLegsBetter



* TwoPlusTortureMakesFive



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25th Nov '11 12:18:27 PM Xgor
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