Essay On The Use Of Language In Animal Farm By George Orwell

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Animal farm published on 17th of August 1984. The book was written by George Orwell a child of English settlers in India named at birth Eric Arthur Blair .He moved later back to England where he published most of his books, including Animal farm and Nineteen Eighty-four (1949) his two most successful novels. He held strong opinions and addressed some of the major political movements of his times, including imperialism, fascism and communism. One being an satirical novel of post WW1 communist Russia (animal farm) . In the novel he uses satirical devices to display what the new found governmental power did to the leaders and the greed that the socialist movement incited within the Russian hierarchy. In this essay I will analyse the language…show more content…
In the novel, Orwell uses numerous language features to add depth to his writing and make his novel more immersive and descriptive for the reader. Some of these language features Include personification, symbolism and onomatopoeia, but there are many more language features used throughout the book. Personification is a figure of speech in which a thing, an idea or an animal is given human attributes. The non-human objects are portrayed in such a way that we feel they have the ability to act like human beings. Personification is used throughout the book to give the animals human features such as speech, morals and depth of thought. This is shown throughout the book ,but is particularly evident in the cow-shed scene where boxer is upset about potentially killing the stable boy “he is dead, boxer said sorrowfully” page 31 line 14. This level of personification gives Boxer a new depth of human features because he has morals this allows the reader to develop sympathy and feeling for him as a character. Symbolism is the use of symbols to signify ideas and qualities by giving them symbolic meanings that are different from their literal sense. Symbolism is used throughout the book to help the reader develop a mental image of the characteristics of

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