Why I Write? "A Look Into Orwell's Essay"

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"Why I write" is an essay by the renowned writer and essayist George Orwell, as the title of the essay suggests, it is an explanatory essay which focuses on the writer himself and his motives for writing, the essay is written in a plain and simple style and lacks any strong rhetorical devices or literary techniques. However the essay has a grasping effect on the readers as it lays down not only the summary of Orwell's writing career but also highlights some important motives that exist in almost all the writers.Orwell begins his essay by stating that since a very young age, he knew that he wanted to be a writer, but then in his late adolescence he gave up on this idea but nonetheless he says, "I tried to abandon this idea but I did so with the consciousness that I was outraging my true nature and that sooner or later I would have settle down and write books" so even when certain circumstances in his life forced him to give up on the idea of writing, he knew that there was an innate part of him, which resided deep within his soul and that part would never feel satisfied until Orwell became a writer. In this regard it can be said that he was born with the capability to write or he was a natural born writer. Orwell then lays down some information stating that he was a middle child, usually the eldest child in the family gets a lot protocol as the first child is the "apple of the eye" of the parents, the same goes for the youngest child, he also receives a lot of attention and care, as to the middle child, he is often neglected, such was the case with Orwell as he says, "for this and for other reasons I was somewhat lonely and I soon developed disagreeable mannerisms….." what transpired as a result of that loneliness was Orwell's odd behaviour, he developed an imaginary world, in which he would create the most perfect situations and thus perform his catharsis, he would hold conversations with imaginary friends and in this way he found a "escape" from the harsh reality of his life, a reality in which "he barely saw his father". "I had the lonely child's habit of making up stories and holding conversations with imaginary persons" thereby since a young age Orwell had an extraordinarily powerful and well-defined imagination; this feeling of being "isolated and undervalued" was a sort of an advantage for Orwell, because it made him create a fantasia or an imaginary world and its very essential for a good writer to be an owner of a strong imagination.He developed an ability of "facing unpleasant facts" by escaping in to his imaginary world, nonetheless he goes on to mention that during his early years he was not able to produce much writing, "nevertheless the volume of seriously intended writing that I produced throughout my childhood would not amount to half a dozen pages" this is strange since he carried an enormously strong imagination during that period but it also can be said that since he was always "undervalued" and was not much cared after,...

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