1984 : Living Through George Orwell 's Life Essay

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1984: Living through George Orwell’s Life According to Memorial-War.net, there has been a count of 75+ wars around the whole world from 1900-1950. Out of the 75, Great Britain and the UK were involved in about 25 of the wars and two world wars happened during this time. George Orwell was a democratic socialist born in 1903 whose suffering from depression or sickness during his last years, his views on totalitarian government, and experience with wars influenced his writing in Nineteen Eighty-Four, arguably making his work one of the best dystopian novels ever published. George Orwell started working on the book toward his ending of his life. He began the first draft in 1949 and died in January 1950, so he did not get to live through the success of his work. Orwell’s last few years were pretty tough on him and many wondered how he even managed to write a book with everything happening around him. At a young age, he was often sick with bronchitis and the flu. Mr. Orwell was officially diagnosed with tuberculosis in 1938. He stayed at the Preston Hall Sanatorium trying to recover for several months, but he would continue to battle with tuberculosis for the rest of his life. At the time he was initially diagnosed, there was no effective treatment for the disease. Yet that wasn’t the worse of it. In March of 1943, George Orwell’s mother, Ida Mabel Limouzin Blair, died. Then in the beginning months of 1945, Eileen O’Shaughnessy, his wife, died during a hysterectomy; whom he was…

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