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Summary and Analysis of George Orwell’s Why I Write

Why do authors write? What is their purpose behind writing? Do they want recognition, money or something else? Is there anything common among writers? Orwell answers such several questions about writers and reading that boggle readers’ minds in his ‘Why I Write’. Starting from his early childhood to the time he became a mature writer,…

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Orwell’s Shooting an elephant: Summary, Analysis & Essay Questions

‘Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell : Summary & Analysis’ Shooting an Elephant presents an account of George Orwell’s, (original name Eric Arthur Blair) life in Burma where he was posted as a subdivisional police officer of the British Imperial Police Force. The environment of Burma had an impact on Orwell and his works. It…

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Summary and Analysis of George Orwell’s A Hanging

A Hanging by George Orwell Summary and Analysis Burma, now known as Myanmar, was an important influence on George Orwell’s works and life. The southeast Asian country has featured over and again in Orwell’s works and particularly in his three novels, Burmese Days, Animal Farm and 1984. Orwell was born in India to a father…

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Summary and analysis of Orwell’s You and the atomic bomb

George Orwell’s You and The Atomic Bomb: Summary & Analysis While many people have written about the Atomic Bomb and its effects on world peace and unity, Orwell’s essay tackles the subject from a different angle. The essay is sarcastic as well as analytical and highlights some serious issues related to the possession of an…

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George Orwell’s Reflections on Gandhi : Summary and Analysis Orwell’s Reflections on Gandhi is one of his most important essays probing the popular saint’s personality, perspective and works from various angles. The author has tried his best to be impartial on Gandhi since even his adversaries were unable to remain uninfluenced by him.  The question…