George Orwell may be labeled an activist. The theme of his literature is undoubtedly political activism. From the book Animal
Farm to the book 1984, Orwell’s novel’s always make some sort of political statement and try to sway the reader
to a certain mindset.
When one looks at Orwell’s life, one notices that he has been in a myriad of political realms. From living in
Imperialist Great Britain to fighting in Socialist/ Communist/ Fascist Spain, Orwell has always seemed to act as a magnet
towards the political aspects of these societies. Living through these experiences profoundly affected him, and he wrote his
novels to make statements based on these experiences.
Orwell’s first novel describing the poor in France is a cry against inactive government
and a cry for a greater socialist system. This political theme carried throughout all his novels’ and his journalist
works. In his two most well known novel’s, 1984 and Animal Farm, Orwell clearly criticizes communism and fascism. He
depicts both of these forms of government in an oppressive, corrupt like manner where no one is happy. This depiction abviosly
matches his personal political views concerning these forms of government. This theme carries through his all his
Orwell was profoundly affected by the political situations affecting his life. This caused him to gear his novels’
in a political fashion, creating an overall political theme. In general, Orwell wrote in the dissent towards fascism and communism
and generally supported socialism. His works undoubtedly have a political theme to them.