Orwell's ambition as a political author was to "make political writing into an art" ('Why I Write').
He saw his duty as being to "attack the Right, but not to flatter the Left".
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'?
The actions of the Communists in Spain exposed to him how false the idea was that Russia was a Socialist State.
He then went on to write Animal Farm as a way to remind people about the true facts of the Russian Revolution and the nature of Stalin's rise to power, becoming a totalitarian dictator.
His political views were shaped by his experiences of Socialism, Totalitarianism and Imperialism all over the world.
In his essay 'Why I Write' (1946) he admitted that "Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly against Totalitarianism and for Democratic Socialism, as I understand it".
Orwell wrote about his experiences of the Spanish Civil War in 'Homage to Catalonia'.
During the war Orwell began to realise the true nature of Stalin's rule in Russia.