George Orwell 1984 Context 1. A brief understanding of area's in George Orwell's life which hinders meaning/reasoning behind set text. - Born on 1903 and died in the year 1950 - Educated in England, Eton College (Independent boys school) - Joined the Indian Imperial college in Burma (left at age 24) - Became a writer, moved to Paris (menial jobs) - Wrote a memoir based on his experience of poverty in London and Paris (first published written work) - He wrote a account of poverty among unemployed miners in northern England- Travelled to Spain to fight for the Republicans against Francisco Francos (dictator of Spain) and the Nationalists which 2. A brief understanding of the time in which the book was written and relevant areas which have inspired the book. 3. A brief understanding of the book genre (Dystopia) and what the purpose of this serves.