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Bonjour voici mon dossier sur la thématique The writer in his century et j'aurai aimé que m'aidiez à corriger mes fautes et avoir un avis sur le contenu si possible . Merci d'avance et vous souhaitant une bonne lecture.

The writer in his century

I'm going to talk about the theme “The writer in his century”. Some writers don't hesitate to criticize their own society through their work by expressing their way of thinking under the form of stories in books for example. 

So we may wonder: How do writers reveal their society through their work? To answer this question I have chosen 2 literary works which are rather well-known around the world:  Animal Farm by George Orwell and The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

The book animal farm is an apologue by George Orwell published in 1945 , his work is marked by his profound awareness of social injustice and an intense opposition to oppression and totalitarianism. According to his author the book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union. Orwell was a critic of Stalin and hostile to the soviet dictatorship. It’s because the soviet was built upon a cult of personality and enforced by a reign of terror. He did this with full consciousness and this quote, "to fuse political purpose and artistic purpose into one whole" shows it very well. The book deals with an animal farm set in England which owns to Mr Jones, a farmer. But animals, which are fed up with the bad conditions of living let by Mr Jones, will make a revolution to take the power and promise. So, I have chosen 2 extract of the book.

My first document his Major's speech is the most important part of the chapter, and through it Orwell displays his great understanding of political rhetoric and how it can be used to move crowds in whichever direction the speaker wishes. This notion that "All Animals Are Equal" becomes one of the tenets of Animalism, the philosophy upon which the rebellion will supposedly be based.Major possesses great rhetorical skill. His barrage of rhetorical questions makes his argument more forceful, as does his imagery of the "cruel knife" and the animals screaming their "lives out at the block within a year." Major also specifically addresses Man's tyranny in terms of how he destroys families, consumes without producing, withholds food, kills the weak, and prevents them from owning even their own bodies. Major uses slogans as well ("All men are enemies. All animals are comrades.")  The speech is a masterful example of persuasion, and his argument that a rebellion must take place.

 This final chapter depicts the complete transformation (not only in name) from Animal Farm to Manor Farm. There will never be a "retirement home" for old animals (as evidenced by Clover), and the pigs come to resemble their human oppressors to the degree that "it was impossible to say which was which." Animal Farm is now inexorably tied to its human neighbors in terms of commerce and atmosphere.

Finally, my third document is an extract from The Great Gatsby, a novel written by Francis Scott Fitzgerald in 1925. The story of this book sets is set in New York during the Prohibition era which was a time of excess. We notice in this novel a world of money, of class and power ; an era that Fitzgerald named “the Jazz Age” due to the importance of music. For this author, the Jazz Age was a beautiful time with creativity and exuberance but also there was a form of corruption in the relations between people because of superficiality. The new world that was America three centuries ago was corrupted by the insatiable search for profit. In this context and in this extract in which the narrator looks at the house of Gatsby, this character represents at the same time an actor of this corruption and the embodiment of the American dream.

To conclude, we have seen that the three authors of these documents reveal the society of their time and above all the problems of the period they lived in. Orwell for his part critized  a social injustice , oppression and totalitarism , Fitzgerald depicted the society of the 1920's in America and criticized the superficiality of this time.

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Bonjour,

The writer in his century

I'm going to talk about the theme “The writer in his century”. Some writers don't hesitate to criticize their own society through their work by expressing their way of thinking under the form of stories in books for example. 

So we may wonder: How do writers reveal their society through their work? To answer this question I have chosen 2 literary works which are rather well-known around the world:  Animal Farm by George Orwell and The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

The book animal farm (*) is an apologue by George Orwell published in 1945, his work is marked by his profound awareness of social injustice and an intense opposition to oppression and totalitarianism. According to his author the book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union. Orwell was a critic of Stalin and hostile to the soviet dictatorship. It’s because the soviet was built upon a cult of personality and enforced by a reign of terror. He did this with full consciousness and this quote, "to fuse political purpose and artistic purpose into one whole" shows it very well. The book deals with an animal farm set in England which owns belongs to / is owned by / Mr Jones, a farmer. But animals, which are fed up with the bad conditions of living let by Mr Jones, will make a revolution to take the seize power and promise. < ? et promettre quoi ? So, I have chosen 2 extracts of from the book.

(*) Même si ta présentation est orale, prends l'habitude de toujours mettre des majuscules partout où elles sont indispensables. Souviens-t'en le jour de l'épreuve écrite. ;)

My first document, his Major's speech, is the most important part of the chapter and through it Orwell displays his great understanding of political rhetoric and how it can be used to move crowds in whichever direction the speaker wishes. This notion that "All Animals Are Equal" becomes one of the tenets of Animalism, the philosophy upon which the rebellion will supposedly be based. Major possesses great rhetorical skills. His barrage of rhetorical questions makes his argument more forceful, as does his imagery of the "cruel knife" and the animals screaming their "lives out at the block within a year." Major also specifically addresses Man's tyranny in terms of how he destroys families, consumes without producing, withholds food, kills the weak and prevents them from owning even their own bodies. Major uses slogans as well ("All men are enemies. All animals are comrades.")  The speech is a masterful example of persuasion and his argument that a rebellion must take place. < Débarrasse-toi vite de cette fichue manie consistant à placer une virgule devant un mot charnière tel que "and ". Aurais-tu oublié que c'est une conjonction de coordination ?

 This final chapter depicts the complete transformation (not only in name) from Animal Farm to Manor Farm. There will never be a "retirement home" for old animals (as evidenced by Clover) and the pigs come to resemble their human oppressors to the degree that "it was impossible to say which was which." Animal Farm is now inexorably tied to its human neighbors in terms of commerce and atmosphere.

Finally, my third document is an extract from The Great Gatsby, a novel written by Francis Scott Fitzgerald in 1925. The story of this book sets is set in New York during the Prohibition era which was a time of excess. We notice in this novel a world of money, of class and power ; an era that Fitzgerald named “the Jazz Age” due to the importance of music. For this author, the Jazz Age was a beautiful time with creativity and exuberance but also there was a form of corruption in the relations between people because of superficiality. The new world that was America three centuries ago was corrupted by the insatiable search for profit. In this context and in this extract in which the narrator looks at the house of Gatsby, this character represents at the same time an actor of this corruption and the embodiment of the American dream.

To conclude, we have seen that the three authors of these documents reveal the society of their time and above all the problems of the period they lived in. Orwell for his part criticized  a social injustice , oppression and totalitarism , Fitzgerald depicted the society of the 1920's in America and criticized the superficiality of this time.

Ton anglais est excellent, bravo ! :)

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