Bloom's How to Write About George Orwell (Bloom's How to by Kim E. Becnel, Harold Bloom

By Kim E. Becnel, Harold Bloom

This sequence evokes scholars to jot down compelling essays on nice authors and their works via encouraging their educational inquisitiveness and sprucing their critical-thinking abilities.

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Whether you are reading and writing about Orwell’s works out of your own desire to become conversant with some of the great literature of the 20th century or you are required to read Orwell for a class, there are a few things you should keep in mind in order to maximize your experience with this major British author. indd 49 8/30/10 9:47 AM 50 Bloom’s How to Write about George Orwell It can at times be easy to forget that Orwell wrote more than just two major works. While 1984 and Animal Farm are undeniably his most popular and widely read works, Orwell, in fact, produced six novels, three nonfiction books, and literally hundreds of essays and editorials in his relatively short writing career.

To see how helpful transitional aids are, compare the paragraph below to the preceding paragraph about Winston’s relationship with Julia. Notice how the author works with the same ideas and quotations but shapes them into a much more coherent paragraph whose point is clearer and easier to follow. indd 27 8/30/10 9:47 AM 28 Bloom’s How to Write about George Orwell party. Despite the fact that he wants desperately to love Julia, Winston has great trouble truly experiencing love. For most of its existence, the feelings he has for her, it turns out, exist in Winston’s head, rather than in his heart.

If, on the other hand, your paper requires research, you must document any secondary sources you use. You need to document direct quotations, summaries or paraphrases of others’ ideas, and factual information that is not common knowledge. Follow the guidelines above for quoting primary sources when you use direct quotations from secondary sources. Keep in mind that MLA style also includes specific guidelines for citing electronic sources. edu/owl/resource/557/09/. Parenthetical Citations As with the documentation of primary sources, described above, MLA guidelines require in-text parenthetical references to your secondary sources.

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