Animal Farm, A Critical Essay-

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For one such as George Orwell to write the book Animal Farm is not usual, but rather expected. Orwell was born in Matihari, India, in 1903. From an early age, Orwell showed talent in academics and earned a scholarship to Eton. Eton was an accomplished school, usually for the upper class. Since Orwell did not pay his own tuition into the school, many of his administrators tormented him, and he lost interest in traditional education over time. Instead, he returned to India and served as a policeman in the Indian Imperial Police.

Orwell returned from India to England in 1927 to fulfill his childhood dream to be a writer. Many of his novels were political, and although he had a hatred of Communism, he was a socialist. He desired to teach his audience and to change how people viewed the world around them. He traveled from place to place. According to Brunsdale, Orwell was always on the "edge of poverty" and living in cheap hotels.

(53) In 1936, Orwell moved to the industrial part of England so he could investigate the conditions of working-class life and the effects of unemployment. In 1937, he went to Spain to serve in their militia, fighting against the forces meaning to establish a fascist government. This is where he first began to distrust the Soviet Union. From 1943 to 1946 he was the editor of the newspaper, the "Tribune". He also served as a wartime correspondent from Paris in 1945. He wrote and published Animal Farm during this time.

In the late 1940s, his health seriously began to decline. Orwell died from a hemorrhaged lung in 1950, before he could ever see the impact of his writing.

The book Animal Farm consists of themes that had concerned Orwell for much of his life like...