George orwell Eric Arthur Blair, most prominently known as George Orwell lived between the years of 1903-1950. His writings were influenced by both world events as well as his own personal experiences. Orwell displayed these influences in his last novel, Nineteen Eighty-four.
George Orwell was born in Motihari, Bengal, India on June 25, 1903 ("Orwell" Grolier n.pag."). Orwell was only his pen name, while his real name was Eric Arthur Blair("Orwell" Compton n.pag.). He was born a British citizen abroad("George" Discovering 6). Orwell?s father was a minor British official. His family had some social status but little money. This helped Orwell in formulating his opinions toward the English class system.("Orwell " Compton n.pag.) Orwell was born into a lower middle class family that struggled to provide him with an education("George" Discovering 1).
In 1911, his family returned to England. He attended school in Sussex, where he was known for his poverty and intelligence.
He then attended Eton College but decided not to continue and went to Burma in 1922, as a member of the British Imperial Police.("Orwell" Compton n.pag.) In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, carpentry gardening and racing animals("George" Discovering 6).
On June 9, 1936, Orwell married Eileen O?Shaughnessy("George" Discovering 6). In 1945, his wife died and he married his second wife, Sonia Brownwell, an editorial assistant on October 13, 1949. Orwell married Sonia only eight months before his death.("Orwell" Twentieth 745) During his marriage he adopted a son, Richard Horato("George? Discovering 6).
In December of 1947, Orwell was hospitalized for tuberculosis. He had suffered from this ailment since his mid-thirties("George" Discovering 2). Orwell died at the age of 46 from complications from tuberculosis("Orwell" Twentieth 745).
Throughout Orwell's educational process, he had build up a sense of bitterness. St. Cyrian Prep. School, in which Orwell had...