Topic I Background for 1984
1. George Orwell’s real name was Eric Arthur Blair, and he was born in Motihari, India 2. Orwell wrote the novel
, and got it published. The book is a bitter
depiction of prejudice and corruption in imperial Burma and is based on his experiences there. Orwell spent six months fighting in the Spanish Civil War on the side of the leftwing Republican government, which was under attack from General Francisco Franco's fascists. Orwell volunteered for an antiStalinist unit. He was shot in the throat by a ...