My rating: 4 of 5 stars
George Orwell’s ‘Keep The Aspidistra Flying’ revolves around Gordon Comstock, a stubborn and principled individual trapped in the stuffiness of middle-class society.
With themes of money, status, and an unhappy life, the story explores the romantic aspirations of breaking social conventions. The aspidistra plant, which represents Gordon’s battle, symbolizes the darkness of a society that values materialism and social status.
Set in 1936 London, the story shows an ongoing struggle against the issues of the capitalist world. Gordon’s journey emphasizes the harsh facts of life; it is often hard yet relatable.
The story reflects on societal constructs…