Eric Arthur Blair Essay

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Eric Arthur Blair

Eric Blair's fictional name was George Orwell , born
June 25,1903 in Motihari, India . At that time "India was part of the British
Empire"(Orwell page 1 of 4). This was near the turn of the century, so not
many people could afford to move to India with out the "British
Empire"(Orwell pg. 1 of 4). Eric's father Richard Blair was an agent of the
Opium Department of the Indian Civil Service.Blair's Grandfather served in
the Indian Army for sometime before Blair's birth. His family was " not very
wealthy [Blair] later described them as lower-upper-middle class"(Orwell
pg.1of 4). In fact, they owned no property or held any investment what's so
ever. When Eric was about 8 his family moved back to England and moved to
a town called Henley, although his father still worked in India. Being
middle-class, going to school was tough; however, his parents sent him to a
private school in Sussex at the tender age of 8. By the time he was 13 he had
received a "scholarship to Wellington, and soon after another to Eaton, the
famous public school"(Orwell pg.1 of 4). After being forced to be good in
school, he was not interested in "anymore … further mental exertion"(Orwell
pg. 1 of 4). So he decided to go with his private ambition, to write. At the
beginning he writes " At the age of five or six [he] knew that he would
be-must be a writer"(Orwell pg1 of 4). He made up his mind fast unlike many
other writers. However, to be a writer one has to read literature. However, at
Eaton English Lit. was not a major subject, because "most boys [ that went to
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