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McCabe HON 4390A October 3, 2007 Orwell: Politics and the English Language George Orwell’s Politics and the English Language brought up many interesting and rarely talked about points on the current status of the English language. While I felt that at times he was simply being overly picky, many of his examples show that his problems with the tendencies of English writers today are justified. Orwell’s Ecclesiastes excerpt and his revised version is a great example of the type of writing that is prominent in Universities today. While I have some reservations on many of Orwell’s points, the overall themes of “simplicity” and “less is more” are great pieces of advice to anyone who is thinking of undertaking a large piece of writing. When an American businessman goes over to Japan, France, or Saudi Arabia they are expected to follow the traditional customs of these societies. Each one of the aforementioned countries have business practices in which both parties usually sit down, maybe have a cup of tea and biscuit, chit chat about pleasantries and generally get to know each other and create a friendship before the business deal is started. This same idea could be transferred to literature
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