I really enjoyed reading you letter to George Orwell. Honestly it probably helps that I really like both Shooting an Elephant and Politics and Language, but you’ve done a great job at capturing exactly what it was that makes them such interesting pieces of literature. As you say Elephant is written in such a captivating way and he doesn’t shy away from the realities behind the situation, and Politics really does force people to think about their own writing. That said your own writing feels quite natural. It is comprehensive and succinct, just how Orwell likes it. I like the little hint of writing for Orwell’s time as well, it gives a sense of authenticity to the piece.