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The author’s life.

GEORGE ORWELL WAS THE PEN NAME of the English author, Eric Arthur Blair. Orwell was educated in England at Eton College. After servicewith the Indian Imperial Police in Burma from 1922 to 1927, he returned to Europe to become a writer. He lived for several years in poverty. His earliest experiences resulted in the book, Down and Outin Paris and London. By 1936, Orwell had joined the Republican forces in the Spanish Civil War. Orwell was critical of Communism but basically considered himself a Socialist. He was wounded in thefighting. Late in the war, Orwell fought the Communists and eventually had to flee Spain for his life. Orwell documented many of his experiences during the Spanish Civil War in his Homage to Catalonia.Orwell's various experiences with totalitarian political regimes had a direct impact on his prose. Orwell's best-known books reflect his opposition to totalitarianism: Animal Farm and NineteenEighty-Four.

Summary of the story

Winston works in the Ministry of True, the Minitrue. There are three other ministry’s. Everywhere are posters with a face, and everywhere is written “BIG BROTHER ISWATCHING YOU”. There is no freedom in this society. There is only one party, The Party (his slogans are: War is peace, Freedom is slavery and Ignorance is strength). You can’t think anything. There is aThoughtpolice, who vaporizes you, when you are against the Party. You can not say what you really think there. Winston writes in his diary (that is forbidden). Winston is asked to repair the sink ofthe neighboors. The children are very annoying and hit him with a catapult. He comes back in his own department and he realises that on sometime he will be discovered by the Thoughtpolice. He decidesto write his diary for the future. Winston stands up in the morning for the morning-exercises. The gym-instructor is on the telescreen. He thinks about his mother, she was vaporized. He had a sister,... [à continuer]

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