The English Language
Summarize the thrust of Orwell’s argument in your own words. What is he saying, and how does he say it? Orwell writes, “Look back through this essay, and for certain you will find that I have accidentally committed the very faults I am protesting against.” Find an example of this that really stood out to you. Copy the passage (without trying to fill your word-length requirement with a giant passage) and explain. Find an example where Orwell implements his own rules marvelously. Copy the passage and explain. Is his argument still relevant today? (Hint from Rob: YES) If so, why? Which social or political aspects does Orwell describe that still feel current? Which ones feel dated, and how could you update them?