Why I love George Orwell’s way of writing

I love the way how George Orwell writes. After reading his book, 1984, I can’t help but admire his provocative style and straight to the point approach of writing. 1984’s theme is dystopian, but still, I can’t disregard the fact on how beautifully he crafts a story as well as his unique way of narrating it. From the book, I learned the concept of doublespeak wherein critical news and issues are told to mislead its  audience by means of using euphemism (i.e. flowery words). From Orwell, or Eric Blair in real life, I learned the importance of honesty and clarity in writing.

His other books

About his other books, I haven’t read Animal Farm yet. It’s a fable tackling the political turmoils in Europe during the 1940’s. I think it’s really good (of course it is) that it even inspired the music video of Talk Shows On Mute, which lyrics is also inspired by 1984.

His short stories

Also, I find his short stories amusing. There’s even a site dedicated in hosting his writings. He writes like he’s just talking. In his short stories, he talks (or writes) about his almost mundane experiences. But still, he always succeed in getting the interest of his readers because of his ability to tell stories wonderfully.

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One thought on “Why I love George Orwell’s way of writing

  1. unfortunately, doublespeak is very real. a person, a human of flesh and blood killed in war is called a “casualty.” some examples are things that are actually regular everyday things, re-worded to make them sound worse then they actually are. this is used in american politics on a daily basis. last year republicans accused pres. obama of something called a “redistribution of wealth.” in fact, all that was really happening was that taxes were being collected – just as they had been collected for over 200 years – and then used for the millions of things that taxes have been used for since the beginning of our country. that’s what taxes are – money collected from citizens and then used for the good of the whole country.

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