In Orewells piece, he criticizes the English language starting from the teachers who teach us on to the authors who entertain us. He emphasizes how bad language begins with those to people and their bad habits. He also stresses that if we remain strong in this fight against bad English then we will soon overcome the bad habits and whatnot. Orewell talks about dying metaphors and usage of words that arent in layman term. He suggests that when authors use common metaphors and uncommon scientific words, they are writing incorrectly. Consequently, readers and other writers are reading, writing, and learning incorrectly.
In my opinion, Orewells essay was not efficient in any way. He was nothing short of a hypocrite doing what they do best. He speaks of creative writing and original methapors, but he uses neither. He speaks of using cumbersome words that nobody relates to, yet the majority of his essay was written as if he spoke old English. He doesnt follow any of the rules that he strongly suggests will bring us out of this fight of bad English. Hes setting no example for the so-called unrightfully successful authors and novice writers.
The English language has many different meanings, expressions, causes and effects. So many, that there can no be one specific person determining which are the most perfect. As stated before different regions of the U.S. determine how those people talk, so unconsciously people read and write the way they speak. Many authors use metaphors to allow the audience to better relate to the message their relaying. Many authors use scientific and uncommon words to help broaden their readers vocabulary and to expose them to more than they knew before reading their piece. These critical readers pick up dictionaries and thesauruses and begin to further explore the language theyre so familiar with.
Orewell is neither the most qualified nor perfect person to suggest how authors should write. After all, no on is criticizing his piece and how it negatively drew the audience in. If he is criticizing the way English is taught then hes ultimately criticizing the way people interpret. Many people are doing just fine without Orewells negative views of the English language.