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- Created on: 10-09-18 12:06
The Main Points
Main Points of "Why I write" :
➔His childhood experiences of being lonely and he turned to writing
➔How his writing style developed and a comparison between his writing in the past and in the present
➔How his political views were shaped
➔Examination of the four main motives that make writers write
➔Consideration of the conflict between what readers want to read and what writers want to write
Tones of "Why I write" :
➔Regretful - about his previous writing ➔Nostalgic - at the beginning ➔Angry - that there is no perfect piece of writing out there ➔Candid - open with his readership ➔Enlightened - Has discovered his true way of writing Superior - He knows best the true way of writing
Purpose of "Why I write" :
➔Justification of his writing and why it isn’t ‘perfect’ in his eyes ➔To educate the reader about writers and the writing purpose ➔Wants the reader to understand his writing, his aims, and experiences
Exploration of Key Ideas
In this essay, Orwell Explores the following ideas:
➢That he struggles to control the writing urge ➢That writers write for sheer egoism and that early experiences have a great impact on their writing ➢That the experience of war changed his writing
Useful Quotes to Learn
Useful Quotes to Learn:
"Understanding of the nature of Imperialism"
"The more one is conscious of one's political bias, the more chance one has of acting politically"
"I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention"
"Good prose is like a window pane"