Refer to Explorations in Literature for a complete version of this narrative.

In “Why I Write,” George Orwell believes there are universal motivations for writing.

Which evidence from the text supports this idea?


"Putting aside the need to earn a living, I think there are four great motives for writing, at any rate for writing prose."


"I will only say that of late years I have tried to write less picturesquely and more exactly."


"It raises problems of construction and of language, and it raises in a new way the problem of truthfulness."


"All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives there lies a mystery.

friedpickles  May 29, 2018

why i write, universal motivations

these suggest the first one as the answer. as the first one talks about motives.

Guest May 30, 2018

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