is impossible to escape the conclusion that a system which required such actions of it's administrators was evil. . The autobiography leaves it uncertain whether Gandhi behaved in an inconsiderate way to his wife and children, but at any rate it makes clear that on three occasions he was willing to let his wife or a child die rather than administer the animal food. These include fascinating, somewhat idiosyncratic surveys of the work of Dickens and Kipling. . The one, how can you improve human nature until you have changed the system? Finally, let us turn once more to Orwell's insistence on intellectual honesty, which is nowhere better expressed than in the essay Politics and the English Language. . Afterward one can choose - not simply accept - the phrases that will best cover the meaning, and then switch round and decide what impressions one's words are likely to make on another person. But already, somewhere or other, the sappers are at work and fresh dynamite is being tamped in place to blow Marx to the moon. . I have not here been considering the literary use of language, but merely language as an instrument for expressing and not for concealing or preventing thought.
When you think of something abstract you are more inclined to use words from the start, and unless you make a conscious effort to prevent it, the existing dialect will come rushing in and do the job for you, at the expense of blurring. I looked at the sea of yellow faces above the garish clothes-faces all happy and excited over this bit of fun, all certain that the elephant was going to be shot. To come all that way, rifle in hand, with two thousand people marching at my heels, and then to trail feebly away, having done nothing-no, that was impossible.
Political purpose - using the word "political" in the widest possible sense. I thought then and short essay on good character I think now that his attack of "must" was already passing off; in which case he would merely wander harmlessly about until the mahout came back and caught him. They did not like me, but with the magical rifle in my hands I was momentarily worth watching. Perception of beauty in the external world, or, on the other hand, in words and their right arrangement. A municipal employee considers Orwell for some time and then mentions that he could eat the bread - Orwell gives him most of the remaining bread. No doubt alcohol, tobacco, and so forth, are things that a saint must avoid, but sainthood is also a thing that human beings must avoid. Orwell perceives the ugly air of fanaticism about Gandhi, and he had learned the costs exacted by fanatics in Spain and that even laudable social goals can not justify the inhuman means to which fanatics resort. . One could keep all of them and still write bad English, but one could not write the kind of stuff that I"d in those five specimens at the beginning of this article.