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From Politics to Literature-A Consideration of Jonathan Swift and George Orwell

A Consideration of Jonathan Swift and George Orwell Aparna Mahanta Since its origins in the seventeenth century English Revolution, political journalism in England has not only had a significant impact on the growth of modern English political institutions but has also influenced the development of English literary culture. This has been a process of mutual benefit and enrichment Political journalism, which functions as a branch of rhetoric in that its aim is to persuade, draws on the traditional resources of literature like irony and satire to achieve its effects. At the same time, being also an attempt at objective reportage of contemporary social reality, political journalism helps to widen the scope of creative literature by introducing elements into it which had earlier been outside its purview.

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