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Born Eric Arthur Blair in Motihari, Bengal, India in 1903. He is famous for his two novels Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty Four (1984). A year later after he was born, his mother brought both him and his sister to England in which his father, a British civil servant stayed in India because he was stationed there. Even as early as a child, he was already battling with the flu and bronchitis although at an early age, he was already into writing. When he got older, he went to school but then was set back a few years for college because his family couldn’t afford it so he ended up joining the Imperial Police Force in 1922. After five years, he resigned and decided to continue his journey as a writer.
He came up with his first book Down and Out in Paris and London which was about how life was living in the two cities. He didn’t want to embarrass his family’s name so he decided to use his pseudonym ‘George Orwell’ as the author for his future works. Orwell then wrote about his other experiences overseas, British Colonialism in Burma and part of the country’s Indian empire. In 1937 he married Eileen O'Shaughnessy and then later on went to Spain to battle in the Spanish Civil War. He got badly injured being shot at the neck and arm. After being partially healed, he later on battled another sickness-tuberculosis in 1938. Despite battling his sickness, he still decided to keep writing to support himself. Orwell found himself acting as a propagandist to advance the country's side. He loathed this part of his job and resigned in 1943. Around this time, Orwell became the literary editor for a socialist newspaper. In 1945, he published one of two of his famous works, Animal Farm, which was an anti-Soviet satire in a pastoral setting featuring two pigs as its main protagonists. These two pigs were said to represent Josef Stalin and Leon Trotsky. With the…...

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