#161 What I learnt from Orwell’s essays (3)

Following straight on from last week’s post: Despite the awful experience in his school years from those who believed they were teaching gospel truths, Orwell was still able to see some of the liberties within Christianity. In his essay, Politics versus Literature Orwell explores Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels and if you haven’t read that novel, then …

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#160 What I learnt from Orwell’s essays (2)

Having recently read some of Orwell’s essays, I’m again in this post reflecting on some points that he covers that are worthy of consideration, aligned with the aims of this blog. One lengthy essay Orwell wrote entitled Such, such were the joys explores the anything but joyous experience he had at St Cyprian’s in the …

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Advent 2021 #4: Biblical Language

It's the time of year when we celebrate was has been and the accomplishments we have achieved. This year, it genuinely is an achievement to just reach the end of it reasonably unscathed. It hasn't been a pleasant one. Year 12s in NSW are now celebrating, with the Higher School Certificate exams (finally) finishing on …

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