George Orwell "Why I Write"
In the essay “Why I Write” George Orwell explains the motives of him and his colleagues being a writers. He lists several overall reasons of writing and comments on them in his case. Orwell points at his natural instinct to write as an inevitable fact, the historical reasons as a moving power, and the importance of him having a political opinion as a condition of good writing.
As a main reason of him being a writer, George Orwell indicates a natural instinct. From the very beginning, the author is very straightforward in his assessment of this motive. In the opening paragraph he states: “From a very early age, perhaps the age of five or six, I knew that when I grew up I should be a writer. Between the ages of seventeen and twenty-four I tried to abandon this idea, but I did so with consciousness that I was outraging my true nature and that sooner or later I should have to settle down and write books.”…
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