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Down and Out in Paris and London

Orwell writes that, in the eyes of society, the only thing that matters about work is that it be profitable. He says this in order to make a sympathetic case for the life of a beggar. Orwell states...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2017 4:49 pm UTC

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Down and Out in Paris and London

In Down and Out in Paris and London, published in 1933, Orwell chooses to live the life of a poor person. He writes: It is a feeling of relief, almost of pleasure, at knowing yourself at last...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2017 12:19 pm UTC

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Down and Out in Paris and London

Although your question addresses only "lodging-houses," I will discuss all three London lodgings (lodging-houses, spikes, and Salvation Army shelters) together, as Orwell's nightly adventures in...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2021 12:47 am UTC

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Down and Out in Paris and London

In Down and Out in Paris and London George Orwelll explores social class and the theme of class consciousness and class separation by having an objective narrator who is well educated enough to...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2010 10:44 am UTC

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Down and Out in Paris and London

Although Down and Out in Paris and London was published in 1933, it recounts many events which occurred before the beginning of the Great Depression, which does not seem to have loomed large in...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2020 9:41 am UTC

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Down and Out in Paris and London

Orwell's Down and Out has no single character who is the antagonist. Instead, the enemy the narrator and those around him fight is poverty—and a social system that stigmatizes the poor as less...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2019 8:15 pm UTC

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Down and Out in Paris and London

The description of poverty in Orwell's book is the description of a scholar: someone who has never been poor and who is, willingly, allowing himself to become impoverished in order to study how it...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2018 7:27 am UTC

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Down and Out in Paris and London

One potential avenue for writing a response to Orwell's Down and Out in Paris and London is to address the social conditions that exist in both Orwell's time and our own. I think that one of the...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2015 2:13 pm UTC

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Down and Out in Paris and London

This too-often overlooked masterpiece by George Orwell is really nonfiction (although embellished and placed in an abstract world). The major concern in both cities is the hopelessness of the...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2013 4:42 pm UTC

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Down and Out in Paris and London

There is an evangelical church with few members in it. But, it opens its doors to a crowd of nearly one hundred men in order that they may have a free tea and some bread. After the men have been...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2014 4:50 am UTC

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