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George Orwell 1 Essay

538 words - 3 pages

Daniel Perez
Period 4
George Orwell

A man named Eric Arthur Blair was better known by his pen name, George Orwell, was an English author and journalist. Eric Blair was born on June 25th, 1903 in Motihair, India. His father, Richard Walmesley Blair, worked in the Opium Department of the Indian Civil Services. His mother, Ida Mabel Blair, grew up in Burma where her French father was involved in speculative ventures. Eric had two sisters; Marjorie, five years older, and Avril, five years younger. When Eric was a year old, his mother took him to England.

In 1904, Blair's mother settled at Henley-On-Thames. Eric was brought up in the company of his mother and sisters, and apart from a short ...view middle of the document...

G. Wells's A Modern Utopia. Eric enjoyed fishing, shooting, and bird watching with Jacintha’s brother and sister.

At the age of five, Eric Blair was sent as a day-boy to the convent school in Henley-on-Thames which was a Catholic school run by French Ursulines, exiled from France after religious education was banned there in 1903. His mother wanted him to have a public school education, but his family was not wealthy enough to afford it, making it necessary for him to obtain a scholarship. Ida Blair's brother Charles Limouzin, who lived on the South Coast, was asked to find the best possible school to prepare Eric for higher things, and he recommended St Cyprians School. Eric’s uncle was able to get him into St Cyprians School. At St. Cyprian's, Blair first met Cyril Connolly, who himself became a writer and editor of Horizon magazine, published many of Orwell's essays. While at the school Blair wrote two poems that were published in the Henley and South Oxfordshire Standard, the local newspaper, came second in the Harrow History Prize. Eric then earned two scholarships to two boarding schools Wellington and Eton College.

Eric spent a term at Wellington in 1917, but a place became available as a King Scholar at Eton which he took up. He had a tutor that was an A.S.F. Gow who became his source of advice later in the year. Eric was briefly taught French by Aldous Huxley. Aldous Huxley congratulated his former student by saying, “how fine and how profoundly important the book is”. Eric Arthur Blair did many other things in his life and was awarded for them. Eric lived on to January 21st, 1950 and personally I think Eric is a very intelligent writer.

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