A considerate look at Orwell’s Prize Down and Out in Paris and London, we are directed to the way Orwell tries to display the existing poverty he lived through while in Paris and London. Orwell employs the use of an anonymous narrator and through him describes his daily life within the poorer areas of Paris during the 19th century (early 1900s). He talks of the dirt, din, bugs and everything else in details (Brown & Orwell, p3). The narrator, an Englishman, is residing in Paris and managing low on finances. He goes through a lot of hard things in a bit to earn income, including working as a lowly plongeur or dishwasher in the city’s hotels, and in also one of the hesitant restaurants. We learn of all the dirty operations behind the scenes secrets, and they are enough to make an individual’s skin crawl and make one to stop going to hotels and restaurants (Brown & Orwell, p4).The next piece of the book displays the narrator back to his original country of England. While there he is certain to track his paths to London to look for a permanent job. Here we are hosted to the hobo’s way of living; begging, vagrancy, and sleeping in some of the cheapest and filthiest accommodations present. At the same time, we are able to identify some of his fellow hobo’s, and to feel for them. These people are not the worthless, lazy scum that rich individuals of the period would see them to be. Orwell finalises the book with a transitory treaties on the beggar’s plight and manner in which it can be reduced, as well as making the hobo an important part of the community.Orwell’s calling to action is not considered relevant as the workings. Poverty across Cultures.
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