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21st May '12 10:53:35 AM LordGro
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[[quoteright:288:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/orwellbbc2.jpg]] [[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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[[quoteright:288:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/orwellbbc2.jpg]] [[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. ----[[redirect:Creator/GeorgeOrwell]]
30th Dec '11 6:17:00 AM MidnightRambler
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19th Dec '11 4:09:20 PM Yuanchosaan
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The essay predates Lippmann's work. Also, I'm wondering if the tropes from "Down and Out" belong on this page.
* 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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* ColdWar: It is debated whether he actually coined it, but he was certainly one of the first to use the phrase.phrase, in his essay "You and the Atomic Bomb".
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:

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

* ColdWar
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* ColdWar ColdWar: It is debated whether he actually coined it, but he was certainly one of the first to use the phrase.
11th Dec '11 5:26:16 PM AmusedTroperGuy
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10th Dec '11 11:49:33 AM Layser
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No, the first user of the term is Walter Lippman.
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* ColdWar (an essay of his is the first known use of the term)
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* ColdWar (an essay of his is the first known use of the term)
2nd Dec '11 1:40:24 PM johnnyfog
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* TwoPlusTortureMakesFive

* FourLegsGoodTwoLegsBetter

* TwoPlusTortureMakesFive

* FourLegsGoodTwoLegsBetter
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25th Nov '11 12:18:27 PM Xgor
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14th Nov '11 10:46:46 PM Yuanchosaan
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I suppose it fits here
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