Class Conflict in Orwell’s “Homage to Catalonia”


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Essay #: 067726
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Class Conflict in Orwell’s "Homage to Catalonia"
George Orwell’s highly detailed and intimate narrative of the Spanish Civil War, entitled Homage to Catalonia, succeeds both as a personal account of life in the trenches, and as a political and social examination of the factors behind the war. The conflict between classes – that is, the struggle arising in society from the conflicting interests between groups of differing wealth and social status, such as the working class and the bourgeois or upper class - has played a large role in the history of many countries. Orwell makes it clear to his readers that, at its core, the Spanish Civil War was a war of ideology and of class conflict, but that it sadly was unable to produce any lasting,...
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..... of the Anarchists and the Revolutionaries.
The Spanish Civil War was a pivotal moment, not only in Spain’s history or global history, but also in the life of one English correspondent who found himself caught up in the conflict. Aside from his personal accounts Orwell describes the war almost exclusively through the lens of class separation, proving that for the author the war was very much one of class conflict and political ideology. Sadly, he was also forced to report that the classless ideals of the war were ultimately unstable, and proved to be nothing more than a temporary dream.
Reference List
Orwell, George. 1938. The Complete Works of George-Orwell.
(23 March 2010).