George Orwell: A writer of figurative language One of the extraordinary writers that wrote with figurative language in modern day literature was George Orwell. He used many different forms of figurative language including: personification, similes, and metaphors. He used this form of writing in the many stories, books, and novels he wrote. Many people liked this form of writing. This is shown by the amount of people that purchased his books and acclaimed his writings.
"My father was an official in English administration there, and my family was one of those ordinary middle-class families of soldiers, clergymen, government officials, teachers, lawyers, doctors, etc. (Commire 41)." The story behind George Orwell is similar to some families of today. He was born to a hard working father in the Indian Civil Service serving as a minor British official and the daughter of an unsuccessful merchant. He was born in Bengal, India on June 25, 1903, with the name of Eric Arthur Blair, which he would later change.
Many people today also grow up and live as he did. At a young age Orwell knew what he wanted to do as an adult, he wanted to write ("Orwell, George" 1019).
"From a very early age, perhaps the age of five or six. I knew that when I grew up I should be a writer (Commire 40)." During his early years he held many jobs. Orwell was a shop assistant in a bookstore. Orwell was not only a writer but a publisher during his life. In 1922, he joined the Imperial Police in Burma (Klein 439). After five years Orwell retired and joined the British Broadcasting Company, or better known as the BBC, in 1941.
"...To live cheaply while writing two novels, which I regret to say were never published and also to learn French (Commire 42)." In 1943, Orwell then left the homeguard and the British Broadcasting Company.
During the years of his war fighting period, Orwell wrote several books on or about the Alexander 2 Spanish Civil War. Because of the effects the war had on people and the cruelty of the war Orwell was encouraged to write about them. One of these books was Animal Farm. Animal Farm is an account of Stalin and how he treated people, but Orwell used a farmer and animals to imitate the same scenario (Klein 440). Animal Farm was a book written for children as a humorous way to get the children to understand the occurrences of the present and days of the past (Siepmann 724).
George Orwell had many ways to write his stories and novels. The way he chose to write was using figurative language (Orwell N/A). Using figurative language is using items like: personification, metaphors, and similes. Orwell used figurative language in his stories and novels because he liked how it added to the story. For instance in Animal Farm he used many examples of personification, which is the giving of human traits to animals or other beings, throughout the book. Orwell used personification toward the animals enabling them to talk and take on human characteristics. The animals not only took on the most obvious talking but also began sleeping in beds and even trying to walk on two feet (Orwell N/A).
Orwell had many works he produced during his life. One of the major works he produced was Animal Farm. Animal Farm was published in 1945 (Klein 440). Animal Farm was one of Orwells finest works, because it was full of wit and fantasy. Although Animal Farm was a great masterpiece, but Orwell had difficulty finding a publisher for this small but magnificent masterpiece (Orwell Animal 4). This was the first work done by his new name George Orwell During Orwell's life there were many factors that could have contributed or affected his writings. One of the major contributors of his writings was that the Spanish Civil War was going which on. Orwell used his experiences in the Spanish War to write Alexander 3 the novel Homage to Catalonia. Orwell used the war to write many articles about the war while he was in the war fighting (Orwell 4). Furthermore, Orwell used many of the political and economical problems that were occurring in the era to write novels and narratives (Klein 441).
George Orwell was known to write many stories and novels about things that were going on in the world and around him. He wrote numerous stories for children and young adults. Some of these stories were to inform and some of these stories to tell about the past and how it relates to the present. Animal Farm was a criticism of how Stalin did things in the world. Orwell also wrote many documents about other people and how they affected society and the world. He used many disasters such as wars to write about. He wrote Homage to Catalonia using his experiences in the Spanish Civil War as a soldier.
George Orwell had many high points and some low points in his writing, but for the greatest part, people liked the way he wrote. The people enjoyed the style of his modern day literature with an accent of figurative language like in Animal Farm. Even though George Orwell was not widely known for producing major works constantly, he was a great author of small masterpieces about society and how it changes from day to day. Until his death in 1950 he wrote constantly about his life and his role in the world.
George Orwell thought highly of himself. Orwell thought that he could write to the best of his ability. George Orwell should be given more credit than many people gave him, but maybe in time, more of his outstanding writings can be edited and published.
George Orwell was an outstanding author in the eyes of many people, especially mine. He is an outstanding author because of the way he uses his form of writing. He uses the figurative language excellently. George Orwell had an exceedingly prosperous life writing books and novels about different things that occurred in the world. Orwell also had a great number of people liked him because he was one of the extraordinary Alexander 4 writers that wrote using figurative language in modern day literature. Orwell will continue to gain readers of his books and novels including young and old people. Orwell will always be remembered as the writer who used figurative language to write his books.
Orwell is definitely one of the greatest writers of all time who used figurative language in his writings.