A couple of days ago a new story has been added 1984 critical essays the Memoryhole. A sharp attack against our western ‘modern’ media-driven society.
An analysis of the political message in Orwell’s ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’, ‘Animal Farm’ and ‘Homage to Catalonia’. A review of John Newsinger ‘Orwell’s Politics’. George Orwell, Socialist, Anarchist or what? Essay on George Orwell’s political development. Writers who might have inspired Orwell.
Orwell once said that he wanted to “make political writing into an art”. What are the political messages he expresses in his books ‘Nineteen Eighty-four’, ‘Animal Farm’ and ‘Homage to Catalonia’? He saw his duty as being to “attack the Right, but not to flatter the Left”. Orwell wrote ‘Animal Farm’ primarily as an allegory of the Russian Revolution thinly disguised as an animal fable. Orwell specifically had Russia in mind but also draws from his experiences in Spain to show that all well-meant societies are at risk. The major theme of ‘Animal Farm’ is the betrayal of the Russian Revolution and the way that good will can fall prey to ambition, selfishness and hypocrisy. Animal Farm’ also addresses the abuse of power.