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Desire to push the world in a certain direction, to alter other peoples’ idea of the kind of society that they should strive after No book is genuinely free from political bias. The opinion that art should have nothing to do with politics is itself a political attitude. Animal Farm was published on August 17, 1946. Here is George Orwell on the four universal motives for writing and creativity, including #4, political purpose.
George Orwell / 1984--This woke up a very young girl. Be weary of big government that wants to take your rights away, even under the auspices of protecting you. They may do it with the best of intentions at the time, but little people with a little power will soon abuse it.
George Orwell, 1984 (book cover by Olle Eksell, 1959). Read it when I was in Grade Six and still traumatized to this day. Prescient and insightful about the use of media (music, news, television, film) to further the project of tyranny and control.