Since the beginning of time, all great minds have tried to influence the practice and understanding of beliefs and views into the people of their cultures and nations, all the while been strongly effected by societies and governments themselves. The time leading up to the works of William Shakespeare was that of trial for much of Great Britain's citizens and leaders, but was also a time of revolutionary music, art, thinking, and expansion. So too were the times in which Orwell (Blair) wrote and finished some of his greatest works in writing (Animal Farm in 1945 and Nineteen Eighty-Four in 1949).
Shakespeare was raised in Warwickshire by a wool merchant father and a house-keeping mother (daughter of a well-to-do landowner). Little did he know at the time, he had been born into the later part of Tudor Britain (1485-1603), one of the most exciting periods of British history. England emerged from the medieval world as a blooming flower, full of great change; most notably marking the end of the Catholic church as the state religion and the great naval accomplishments starting the English seafaring tradition.
Fortunately for it's people, life had few distressing problems. Towns were becoming a little overcrowded (causing slight fire danger and disease) and roads were becoming destroyed and muddy, making travel difficult. Other than these small imperfections, however, the people had little to complain about. During the 118 years of Tudor rule, England became richer than ever before. As the country became wealthier, towns grew, beautiful houses were built and schools and colleges were set up. The Fine Arts and crafts flourished too. It looked as though everything had turned out just the way they had expected.
In 1939, not even 350 years later, a peaceful thriving country has become a war-torn and selfish product of the Modern Age. Just a few years earlier, this great country was struck down by one of the most terrifying blows for any nation (including our own):...