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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- Orwell uses words to demonstrate that language can be deceptive, powerful, and manipulative. A farm is brought up, where the social order has been corrupt by the superior class of the pigs. The major difference between the pigs and other animals is that pigs can fluently use language and other animals cannot. Orwell introduces the plot of the pigs’ politics being corrupt due to greed and intense pride of their species. The pigs seek to make use of other animals’ underdeveloped linguistic skills and ignorance....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Language, Society]

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A Brief Biography of George Orwell

- Al Gore was the first son of Albert Gore Sr.. He had an older sister Nancy was ten years older than Al but unfortunately she died in 1984 from lung cancer. Politics ran in the family and Al’s father served as a U.S senator for the state of Tennessee. Al’s mothers name was Pauline and she graduated from Vanderbilt Law school. When Al was in school they lived in the Fairfax hotel in Washington D.C. However, during the summer time he would live on his families’ farm in Carthage, Tennessee. He would spend a majority of his day helping out on the farm and then spend most of his nights hunting....   [tags: notorious US Vice-presidents ]

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A Utopia By George Orwell

- Many characteristics of the American made society that we live in now demonstrate a utopia, therefore, they also demonstrate a dystopia. A utopia is a perfect world in which there are no problems like war, disease, poverty, oppression, discrimination, inequality, and other. A dystopia is a world in which nothing is perfect. Problems are extreme things are dysfunctional and problematic. I believe that a utopia doesn’t turn into a dystopia until the people living in that society don’t live authentic lives....   [tags: Utopia, Dystopia, Utopian and dystopian fiction]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- I. Subject The novel Animal Farm is about farm animals that go on strike. Old Major, the lead pig, calls a meeting about a dream he had. The owner of Manor Farm, Mr. Jones, was drunk and often abuses them. Old Major dies three days after holding the meeting, leaving Napoleon and Snowball to struggle for control of the farm. When the rebellion occurred the animals take books from the house and teach themselves to read and write. It is soon revealed that the pigs were the smartest creature on the farm....   [tags: Summary, Thematic/Literary Analysis]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- I. Subject The novel Animal Farm is about farm animals that go on strike. Old Major, the lead pig, calls a meeting about a dream he had. The owner of Manor Farm, Mr. Jones, was drunk and often abuses them. Old Major died three days after holding the meeting, leaving Napoleon and Snowball to struggle for control of the farm. When the rebellion occurred the animals take books from the house and teach themselves to read and write. It was soon revealed that the pigs were the smartest creatures on the farm....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Communism]

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

- ... Power, that he believes, is rightfully his. He knows the windmill will benefit his welfare yet he is still willing to oppose this idea in order to keep Snowball from taking any power. Snowball was a real threat to Napoleon. Unfortunately for him, Snowball was very good at what he did, “…when Snowball’s plans where completed…Snowball’s eloquence had carried them away…by the time he had finished speaking there was no doubt which way the vote would go…” Napoleon had no way of rebuttal against Snowball’s persuasion and was left with no other option but to use brute force, physical violence and fear by unleashing the big dogs he had trained upon Snowball....   [tags: napoleon, power, balance]

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Animal Farm: The World and the Words

- Animal Farm is a masterfully written cynical exploration into the abuse of power through language.c George Orwell's book provides a theory of power structures, equality and the very nature of human character. As a short, ten-chaptered essay, this book has made its mark on the communist and authoritarian societies with the cutting morals and the phrase “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” In the beginning, Mr. Jones is an antagonistic study into Czar Nicholas II and his abuse of monarchial power as he rules over the farm with an absolute law....   [tags: George Orwell]

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Why I Write: The Art of Writing

- George Orwell in his essay “Why I write”, written in 1946 and published in London, addresses the reasons that made him become a writer and eventually sets four main general principles that are the main drive force for every piece of writing. “I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention and my initial concern is to get a hearing.” By showing his inner drive to write he portrays a greater picture about writing as he shows how one writes consciously about what concerns one’s feelings and subconscious thinking....   [tags: george orwell]

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Big Brother in 1984 and The Children’s Story

- Fear, an emotion that takes control over you, forces you to act in a certain way and refrain from taking certain risks. Fear takes over us day after day. We fear dying, losing, and failing. In the world of 1984, fear not only controls people individually, but human kind as a whole. Leaders of the Inner Party, and the ultimate leader Big Brother controlled the people of Oceania by their fears. Through revolt, love, technology, and control over history Party members became restricted in every aspect of human nature....   [tags: George Orwell]

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George Orwell's Shooting an Elephant as an Attack on Colonialism and Imperialism

- George Orwell's Shooting an Elephant as an Attack on Colonialism and Imperialism   The glorious days of the imperial giants have passed, marking the death of the infamous and grandiose era of imperialism. George Orwell's essay, Shooting an Elephant, deals with the evils of imperialism. The unjust shooting of an elephant in Orwell's story is the central focus from which Orwell builds his argument through the two dominant characters, the elephant and its executioner. The British officer, the executioner, acts as a symbol of the imperial country, while the elephant symbolizes the victim of imperialism....   [tags: Shooting Elephant Essays Orwell ]

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Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' Orwell '

- 1. Orwell himself is the one who coined the term of political purpose, and because of this, he seems to be the best person to compare other writers to when discussing political purpose. Orwell defined political purpose as, “Desire to push the world in a certain direction,” and he writes, “…no book is genuinely free from political bias. The opinion that art should have nothing to do with politics is itself a political attitude” (3). Orwell, therefore, believes that art is ultimately political in purpose whether that was the intention or not....   [tags: Writing, The Reader, Truth, Oprah's Book Club]

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Common Threads in George Orwell's 1984 and Today's Society

- Common Threads in George Orwell's 1984 and Today's Society "Big Brother is Watching You"(Orwell 5). This simple phrase has become the cornerstone of the conspiracy theorists dialog. George Orwell may have writing a cautionary novel with 1984, but there is little possibility that he could have foreseen how close to reality his novel would truly become. In the past 50 years, the world has become a much more dangerous place. Along with this danger has come a call for governments to do more to protect their citizens....   [tags: American Literature Orwell 1984 Essays]

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Comparison Of 1984 By George Orwell To The Actual 1984

- Comparison Of 1984 By George Orwell To The Actual 1984 Since the onset of the United States, Americans have always viewed the future in two ways; one, as the perfect society with a perfect government, or two, as a communistic hell where free will no longer exists and no one is happy. The novel 1984 by George Orwell is a combination of both theories. On the "bad" side, a communist state exists which is enforced with surveillance technology and loyal patriots. On the "good" side, however, everyone in the society who was born after the hostile takeover, which converted the once democratic government into a communist government, isn't angry about their life, nor do they wish to change any asp...   [tags: Compare Contrast 1984 Orwell Essays]

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George Orwell's 1984, Animal Farm, and Burmese Days

- Political corruption and dissatisfaction affected many people in the early twentieth century; especially the prolific writer George Orwell. George Orwell’s works 1984, Animal Farm, and Burmese Days, through their ubiquitous uses of stunning imagery, extreme totalitarianism, and raw diction, warn of the dangers of ambitious figures, corrupt governmental control, and the recurrence of vicious tyrannies while reflecting impressionable events in his life. Born on June 25, 1903 to parents Richard Walmesley Blair and Ida Mabel, “George Orwell” was born Eric Arthur Blair in Motihari, Bengal, India (Merriman, “George Orwell”)....   [tags: 1984, Animal Farm, Burmese Days]

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The Life and Work of George Orwell

- The Life and Work of George Orwell George Orwell is the name of the person behind brilliant works of literature such as Animal Farm and "1984". After my closer study of his book Animal Farm, I decided to look more closely into the person who wrote that brilliant allegory. I also tried to understand why, and how it was possible for a man raised far from communist/totalitarian regime could describe it so precisely in such an amazing prophetic way. Born under the name of Eric Blair on June 25 1903, in India in the family of an Imperial Officer, after going to boarding school and then to Eton, he decided to stop with his education and enlisted in the Indian Imperial Police at the age of 20....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

- Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell In his essay Shooting an Elephant, George Orwell explains how the controlling authorities in a hostile country are not controlling the country's population but are in fact a mere tool of the populous. Orwell's experience with the elephant provided the insight for his essay, and gives a clear example of the control the natives have over the authorities. The authorities in Lower Burma were there to police the state that their government controlled, but were only accomplished in being controlled by the people of the state....   [tags: Papers]

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Symbolism in 1984 by George Orwell

- Symbolism in 1984 by George Orwell Symbols are everywhere. Whether it’s the cross of Christianity, or the swastika of the Third Reich, symbols can convey messages of love, or hate, without ever having to say a word. While George Orwell in his masterpiece 1984 does, of course, use words to convey his themes, he also uses symbols. In the novel 1984, symbols are used as a way for Orwell to reinforce his three major themes. One such example of this is the symbol of Julia’s scarlet Anti-Sex League sash....   [tags: Papers]

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The Act Of Lynching, By George Orwell

- Humans are sinful by nature, but at what point does the Lord tolerate inconceivable sin. When does He look down and say, “Enough is enough?” Investigating the act of lynching, makes one truly wonder about the evils of mankind. This monstrosity occurred in America, and in the South alone, ferociously ended the lives of nearly 4,000 individuals (Robertson). Although baffling, this disturbing incident is a major part of our history. Our educated ancestors took part in these crimes that plagued our land for many years for the specific reasons of lack of law enforcement, influence of previous generations, and unimaginable fear....   [tags: Black people, White people, Ku Klux Klan, Lynching]

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Life And Works Of George Orwell

- In his short life, George Orwell managed to author several works which would inspire debate across the political spectrum for years to come due to his extreme views on Totalitarianism as exemplified in his novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. Orwell is now regarded as one of the finest essayists in Modern English literature because of his inspired common sense and a power of steady thought. Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair in Bengal on January 23, 1903. He lived with his two sisters, mother and father who was a minor official in Indian Customs....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Comparing Orwell's Novel 1984 And Gilliam's Film Brazil

- There are awfully similar moments between George Orwell's novel 1984, and Terry Gilliam's film Brazil. The perspectives of governments in both plots are surprisingly similar because both stories have fascist governments. Both governments are similar in their ways of controlling their citizens, solving their problems and both can connect to a real life growing concern of government control in Europe. Orwell's government is one of which is purely fascist but their only goal is thought control. To the Ingsoc party, nothing but the control of thought matters....   [tags: George Orwell, Terry Gilliam, Film Analysis]

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The Character of George Orwell's 1984

- The Character of George Orwell's 1984 Not all the characters in 1984 are rounded individuals like Winston, Julia, and O'Brien. Many have parts like bit players in a stage play, carrying signboards that signal the author's intentions. If you look at them one by one, you'll be able to write about the difference between characters as people and characters as symbols, or emblems. MAJOR CHARACTERS • BIG BROTHER To begin with, Big Brother is not a real person. All-present as he is, all-powerful and forever watching, he is seen only on TV....   [tags: Papers]

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Influences on George Orwell: Who is Watching Whom?

- George Orwell once said, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” Orwell understood that telling the truth was an anomaly. He lived in a world full of lies and hatred. Consequently, George Orwell wanted to show people the real dangers of a totalitarian government, and he wrote two political novels that warn people of those dangers. These novels are still respected today, as some believe the world is turning into the “Orwellian” society he created in his most famous book, 1984....   [tags: biographical analysis]

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George Orwell and the Influence of Stalinism on His Works

- George Orwell, born under the name Eric Arthur Blair, was born in British India in the year 1903. When Orwell turned one, his mother moved him and his older sister to England, where about four years later, he attended a private school in which he learned about the English class system. This school, a Roman Catholic convent, was run by recently exiled French nuns. Although Orwell’s mother wanted her children to grow up and learn in a public school, the family could not afford the fees. The only option for Orwell was to get scholarship money in order to pay the fees....   [tags: politics, writing, communism]

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George Orwell: Mixing History, Politics, and Literature

- During the early parts of the twentieth century the world was dominated by tragedy, the first World War. Before World War I began, there was a strong presence of imperialism and nationalism among the time’s great powers, England, Italy, France, Austria-Hungarian Empire, and Russia. Numerous territorial clashes caused ever-growing tensions. Although these tensions had been growing since 1867, there were more immediate issues in who would control the Balkan territories. Austria-Hungry were competing against Serbia and Russia for these lands in result pulling the rest of the powers into conflict which would eventually lead to the start of The Great War....   [tags: Authors]

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

- Animal Farm Outline About the Author; Overview; Setting; Themes and Characters; Literary Technique; Historical and Social Context; Topics for Discussion; Questions; Related Titles and Adaptations I About the Author Born Eric Arthur Blair in Motihari, Bengal, India, on June 25, 1903, George Orwell was the son of a British civil servant and belonged to what he considered "the lower-upper-middle class". He returned to England with his mother in 1905 and attended preparatory school before winning a scholarship to Eton College, where he first demonstrated an apparent animosity towards convention and authority....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.” This simple quote from Animal Farm, which at first seems merely humorous, can provide valuable insight into the values and ideas expressed in the novel. George Orwell uses various language forms and features to convey the ideas that are evident in Animal Farm. Such features include allegory, fable, satire, imagery and characterization. They are used to provide understanding of the purpose of the composition and in doing so convey ideas such as greed, propaganda, utopia, work ethic, betrayal and warnings....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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True Power in "Shooting an Elephant" by George Orwell

- The quest for power is one which has been etched into the minds of men throughout history. However, it can be said that true power is not a result of one’s actions but comes from the following one’s own beliefs without being influenced by others. This principle sets up the story for Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell. The protagonist, Orwell himself, is a sub divisional police officer in Burma, a British colony. Orwell must try to find and use his inner power when he is faced with the decision of whether or not to kill an elephant which has ravaged the Burman’s homes....   [tags: Shooting an Elephant]

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The Dystopian Society in George Orwell's Novel 1984

- “WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.” Part 1,Chapter 1,pg. 6. These three principles were repeatedly emphasized throughout the book and helped lay the foundation of the dystopian society George Orwell imagined in his novel 1984. Fear, manipulation, and control were all encompassed throughout this dystopian society set in the distant future. The freedom to express ones thoughts was no longer acceptable and would not be tolerated under any circumstances. Humankind was rapidly transforming into a corrupt and evil state of mind....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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"Why I Write" by George Orwell and Joan Didion

- There are many aspects for my mind to conceive while reading the articles why I write by George Orwell and Joan Didion. There are many different factors in triggering an author’s imagination to come up with what they want to write, and why they want to write it. In most writings a purpose is not found before the writer writes, but often found after they decide to start writing. It is fascinating to me to read the articles “Why I Write,” by George Orwell and Joan Didion. These authors touch on so many different topics for their reasons to writing....   [tags: Article Review]

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

- George Orwell was a great writer; he created a book with many different qualities. Animal Farm is an allegory, fable, and a satire. He made the characters in the novel relate to real people and events in history. Examples such allegory would be Animalism compared with Communism, Snowball compared with Leon Trotsky, and Napoleon compared to Joseph Stalin. Animalism in many ways does symbolize Communism. Animalism for the animals would be a perfect land, no rich, no poor, and everyone is equal. They all would own the same amount of the farm....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Revolution on a Farm in George Orwell's Animal Farm

- In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, the animals revolt and take over the farm, much like when the Russians revolted in the Russian Revolution. The animals are then led by two pigs, Napoleon and Snowball. Orwell uses these pigs to represent Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky. Throughout the book, the reader can see that Orwell does not approve of the Russian Revolution or Stalin. Orwell characterizes Stalin and Trotsky as sanctimonious pigs, makes their motivational song be sung to a ridiculous tune, and has the pigs go against what they had advocated in the beginning to show that he does not approve of the Russian Revolution....   [tags: russia, stalin, nightmare]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal.” This statement is true when pertaining to George Orwell’s Animal Farm. The first half of this quote embodies some of the fundamental ideals of the animalist visionary Old Major. The second half signifies the ideas after being doctored to meet the pig’s wants and needs. The pigs of Animal Farm used their relatively high intelligence to their advantage. In chapter 6, the pigs clearly altered the “seven commandments” to say “No animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets,” (p.79)....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

- Animal Farm by George Orwell Is Animal Farm by George Orwell merely a political argument or does it manage to entertain the reader as a story in itself In this Personal Study I shall be writing about how Animal Farm by George Orwell entertained me as a novel while putting over a political argument in the process. The opening chapter introduces the theme of revolution that dominates the whole novel, and aswell as doing that it also introduces the farm animals. In Chapter 1 Old Major is the central figure, he gets all the other animals into the barn one night and talks about a revolution, which gets the smartest animals - the pigs, thinking about what could happ...   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Pride and Power in George Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant" and "A Hanging"

- Every writer has that one special quirk that keeps readers coming back for more. Whether it is the humor or the characters, most authors carry their quirks from story to story. In “Shooting an Elephant,” George Orwell describes his experience of shooting an elephant. In “A Hanging,” he describes the emotions that run through him as he watches the hanging of a prisoner. Both essays have similar key ideas that identify Orwell as a writer. The results of pride and power contribute to the themes that connect his essays and identify Orwell as a descriptive writer....   [tags: shooting an elephant, a hanging]

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George Orwell and Animal Farm

- George Orwell and Animal Farm The British author George Orwell, pen name for Eric Blair, achieved prominence in the late 1940's as the author of two brilliant satires. He wrote documentaries, essays, and criticism during the 1930's and later established himself as one of the most important and influential voices of the century. Eric Arthur Blair (later George Orwell) was born in 1903 in the Indian Village Motihari, which lies near to the border of Nepal. At that time India was a part of the British Empire, and Blair's father Richard, held a post as an agent in the Opium Department of the Indian Civil Service....   [tags: essays papers]

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Animal Farm by George Orwell: An Opposition to Corrupt Governments

- Designed as a means of opposition to the corrupt government in the Soviet Union at the time, George Orwell’s well-crafted fairy tale Animal Farm is regarded as quality literature due to its lasting relevance to current social issues as well as its biting social commentary. The novella Animal Farm powerfully corroborates with the aphorism, “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely”. This is done through Orwell’s skilful usage of characterization, plot and theme. Through an in depth exploration of the novella's key thematic concerns, the youth of today are made aware of political issues and compelled to act for change, thus the book manages to establish itself in line with Stover’...   [tags: russia, pigs, leadership]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- The Significance of Squealer The novel Animal Farm, by George Orwell, is an allegory portraying the dangers of a totalitarian government. It seeks to show how a society where all live completely equal has not been, and cannot be achieved. Orwell, through the use of the character Squealer, shows how propaganda can affect members of a communist society in a negative way. By drawing parallels to events in communist Russia, Orwell’s Animal Farm illustrates how propaganda was used to control the Soviet people by deceiving them, threatening them and keeping them ignorant in an attempt to maintain order....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' The Road Of Wigan Pier '

- England in the nineteen-thirties was a very bleak and dark time for the working class and unemployed citizens. In The Road to Wigan Pier, George Orwell, describes the overlooked injustices that happened in in Northern British industrial towns. Orwell depicts his experiences and views on social class and English society. The book is an eye-opener to the challenging hardships that many of the working class gentry faced during the years of the depression; Things such as, horrible housing, social injustices, and a lack of consideration from the government....   [tags: Middle class, Social class, Working class]

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Politics and The English Language: George Orwell´s Literature

- ... After discussing the matter with the class, I concluded that I disagree with David, as even though Orwell does indeed employ a heavy use of rhetoric throughout his essays, emphasising the need to be clear, he states on numerous occasions that he is a “victim of these methods.” Yet, I find that in order for Orwell to clearly communicate to the masses and to encourage this lingual clarity, he must occasionally manifest the political writing style which he has been inadvertently opposing, as his audience live in a world indoctrinated with “prose that is like a window pane” smeared with politics, void of individual thought....   [tags: democracy, style, literary devices]

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

- Animal Farm Book Report The name of the book is Animal Farm, which is written by George Orwell. This book is about a group of animals who dislike the way their being treated. The animals feel that they have had enough and with a motivating speech by their “leader” old major they fight against their human owners and defeat them. They then kick their owners off the farm and attempt to build a new life for themselves. They attempt to build a life opposite of the humans and even ban any animals besides the pigs (the smartest animals) from going inside the farm....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- The main purpose of satire is to attack, and intensely criticise the target subject. This is superbly carried out in the classic piece of satire, Animal Farm. The main targets at the brunt of this political satire are the society that was created in Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, and the leaders involved in it. George Orwell successfully condemns these targets through satirical techniques such as irony, fable, and allegory. The immediate object of attack in Orwell's political satire is the society that was created in Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Success in George Orwell's 1984

- Success is the main object of desire for many people in the world of today. In George Orwell's 1984, the author provides a speculative view to the future and brilliantly describes what would happen if ultimate success was attainable. George Orwell describes success in three extremes: those who succeed ultimately, those who fail miserably, and those who are neither capable of succeeding nor failing. In 1984, the success of the individual is forbidden, while the success of the Inner Party is ultimate....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

- George Orwell’s Animal Farm is a story of pure propaganda. Propaganda is a recurring theme and technique seen and used by characters in the book, as well as the author. Animal Farm is an allegory that focuses on the communist revolution in Russia. Being an allegory, events in the book accurately depict actual events in history that actually relate to propaganda. Propaganda is a central element to the plot of Animal Farm. Propaganda is used by various methods in the book. These methods vary depending on who uses them....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- Animal Farm Essay by George Orwell In the book Animal Farm, by George Orwell, the idea of how power can corrupt is depicted in the novel. The theme of the novel is “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely”. When one receives to much power, such as the character Napoleon, it forms a dictatorship like government in which all decisions are made by one man. When a revolution happens, or a sudden change occurs people begin to grow unhappy while working for their government with no say in any political decisions....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

- ANIMAL FARM 1. Author’s Biography George Orwell (his real name was Arthur Eric Blair) was born in Motihari, India, in 1903. He was educated in England at Eton College. He served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma from 1922 to 1927, when he returned to England. In poor health, and striving to become a writer, he lived for several years in poverty, first in Paris and then in London. Out of this experience came his first book, Down and Out in Paris and London (1933), an account of the sordid conditions of the homeless poor....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- The Novel Animal Farm, was written by George Orwell. This story takes place on a farm where the animals revolt against the human owner of the land and take control of the farm. During the reign of the animals, many conflicts occur over who holds the most power and who should be making all of the decisions on be-half of the rest of the animals. Eventually Napolean gains power over Snowball. This causes many problems on the farm because Napolean uses much of the money to entertain himself and does not take necessary action to help the rest of the animals....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- Animal Farm Theme. What is it. A theme is a central idea of a story that usually reveals something about human nature. A theme is usually unstated as are the themes in George Orwell’s Animal Farm. One theme that can be taken away from the story is weakness can be easily dominated through language and ignorance. This will be seen through the manipulative language of Squealer and the gullibility of the animals. One way in which this can be seen is through Squealer. In one situation all of the apples and milk will be given to the pigs a few animals disagree with this....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Animal Farm - George Orwell

- Animal Farm George Orwell 128 Pages George Orwell, the pen name of Eric Blair, was born in Bengal in 1903. He was educated at Eton School in England, and then served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma. He returned to Europe and became a writer of novels and essays. Much of his work was political, and although he had a hatred of Communism, he was a socialist. Orwell died at the age of forty-seven of a lung problem, leaving behind several unfinished works. Animal Farm is a parody of the Communist revolution in Russia, and as a result its themes are the evils of totalitarianism and selfishness, and also the importance of hard work....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- The English language is one of the most complex languages known to man. Words, sentences, and ideas can be built and misconstrued because of the language’s depth. In the novel Animal Farm, the head pigs in charge, Napoleon, twists words in order to gain control and power over the entire farm. The Manor Farm transforms from the totalitarian rule of Mr. Jones, a mean farmer who feeds his animals meager portions, to Napoleon, a pig that will have you liquidated for a bottle of liquor. Language is used as a means of social control because of its irony, it changes, and it’s illegible by some....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

- Characterisation The character Mr Jones is a representation of the capitalist regime of Imperial Russia under the Tsar. Mr Jones was a ruthless man just like the Tsar. The name Jones is a common English name which seems a strange choice for a character representing the Tsar. However the Romanovs were a large dynasty that ruled Russia for 300 years. Therefore as there were many people in Britain with the surname Jones there were many Romanovs in Russia. Old Major the pig is a representation of the Russian government led by Lenin and the ideals they preached just like Old Major who was preaching his vision of a better world for the animals....   [tags: imperial russia, tsar, mr. jones]

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

- Animal farm is a book about the struggle to be an animal. It shows how animals do not like the way they are treated by being used to do the humans work for them. The animals are inspired by Old Major who always wanted to overthrow the humans but never saw to it. Animal farm descends into a totalitarianism like government because of greed, power hungry animals, and people not against speaking Napoleon. The pigs in animal farm were very greedy. Every time the pigs can get extra food they take it and do not share their food with the other animals....   [tags: hero, old major, totalitarian state]

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

- Animal Farm by George Orwell "Animal Farm" is George Orwell's rendition of the Russian Revolution in a smaller scale using an English farm to represent the country of Russia. At the start of the book, the animals are discussing how much they dislike their current farm master, Mr. Jones. Mr. Jones is the owner of Manor Farm, the farm on which all the animals live, and he represents the Russian Czar regime. The animals begin to discuss ways that they can overthrow Mr. Jones. Their discussions represent views that are similar to those of the organizations and people attempting to overthrow the Czar government in Russia prior to the Russian Revolution....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

- Animal Farm by George Orwell The novel Animal Farm is an allegorical novel which features Napoleon who opens the novel as ‘A young, rather fierce looking Berkshire Boar’ who is just and fair in his decisions. But after the revolution and the expulsion of Mr.Jones, Napoleon becomes the leader of the farm with a band of secret police; who has his nearest rival chased out and, by the conclusion of the novel Napoleon’s regime has become just as bad as that of Mr.Jones’. Napoleon represents Joseph Stalin, the communist leader of Russia and the novel is George Orwell’s representation of the Russian revolution with each character in the novel representing someone from...   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- Hypocrisy on Animal Farm In George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm, the animals possess many traits that humans portray such as emotion and physical qualities and activities. The novel withholds many examples of hypocrisy among the animals. These acts of hypocrisy originate from the animals hatred for the humans, which eventually transforms them into humans in an animal form and the major downfall of Animal Farm. These acts of hypocrisy are primarily summoned by the pigs in many different fashions including the higher equality, the ban on human characteristics and activity and the basis of “four legs good, two legs bad”....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

- Animal Farm by George Orwell The allegory, Animal Farm ends with the following: “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.” What does this quotation and the events leading up to this conclusion demonstrate about politics, leadership, change and human nature in general. Katie Goering Animal Farm, by George Orwell, is an allegory that satirizes the change and difficulties in politics, leadership and human nature that arise during the period of time before and after a revolution....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Room 101 by George Orwell

- Room 101 by George Orwell Room 101 is an imaginary room invented by George Orwell and was originally envisioned as a kind of torture chamber which contains your worst fears which are used as the instrument of your pain; it has now become a sort of warehouse into which your pet hates can be exiled. This has been due to the recent television program where celebrities are given the chance to banish their pet hates from the world. It took quite some time and desperate self deliberation for me to finalise my choice of five to banish....   [tags: Papers]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- According to Stephen Covey an "Effective leader is one who is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.” In addition, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, effective means “producing positive effects”, and a leader is “one who heads an organization.” In Animal Farm, by George Orwell, Napoleon is the character who portrays these traits along with the trait of practicing utilitarianism. Therefore, Napoleon is an effective leader who increases the economy of Animal Farm and practices utilitarianism, the greatest good for the greatest number....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- One of the things I like about small presses is that they'll take chances on authors who write about things outside of the mainstream. III Publishing has been one of my favorite sources for libertarian/anarchist fiction and science fiction ever since I picked up and totally enjoyed The Last Days of Christ the Vampire. Now they bring us two fine contributions to anarchist SF literature. If you loved George Orwell's Animal Farm, you'll love this "sequel." Many who have read Orwell's classic missed the basic underlying anti-authoritarian message, instead reading it as an allegory about the Soviet Union....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- Pig in the Middle (of the Russian Revolution) The content of the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell is satirical to the Russian Revolution. The narrative is developed by means of an establishment of events that correlate directly to changes that occurred in Russia [mainly] in the early 1900's. The events and characters in the book are comparative to important figures and affairs in the Russian Revolution. Although Orwell wrote the book to clearly reflect that distinct era, this novel can also be viewed as an allegory on any revolution Through this generalized approach to the presentation of the novel, Orwell creates a more identifiable way in which to explore the happenstance of the R...   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- Animal Farm was written by George Orwell and published in 1946. This story is about the Manor Farm in England, around the time of the Russian revolution. The animals on this farm started their own revolution because they were so irritated with the way they were being treated. At the beginning of the story, the Old Major calls a meeting in the barn and speaks about Rebellion and Animalism. Shortly after that the Old Major died’s and then the rebellion starts to take place. Mr. Jones is like a bad guy to the Animals....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- Animal Farm Plot Summary Chapter I Mr. Jones, the owner of “Manor Farm”, was an irresponsible farmer. He was too drunk to take good care of his animals. The barn animals were fed up with the way Mr. Jones treated them; thus they would occasionally have secret meetings at night. Old Major, their leader, had organized a meeting that would be held in the big barn. That night, the pigs Snowball, Napoleon and Squealer, the hens, the ducks the two horses Boxer and Clover, Muriel the goat and Benjamin the donkey and the rest all came just to hear what the old pig had to say about the strange dream he had the previous night....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- In the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell, the pig Napoleon uses specific tactics to gain power and control over the animal farm. Some of these techniques include controlling information through education, scapegoating, use of fear, swaying public opinion and blind obedience. Throughout the novel, the most prominent way that Napoleon gained power was through controlling the education that the animals received. In the beginning of the novel, Snowball believes in educating all of the animals on Animal Farm, young and old, by trying to organize committees and instituting classes devoted to reading and writing (page 39)....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm takes place on a farm in England. Napoleon is the main character in this book and his character is a symbol for greed. Napoleon is a large Berkshire boar who receives great power when he arranges for the expulsion of Snowball. Napoleon changes in a negative way as the plot progresses. At first, Napoleon wants to better his life and the lives of all the other animals, but that soon changes. Power tends to corrupt some people, such as Napoleon who uses his power to change rules, control others, and shows favoritism....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- Tying It All Together George Orwell's novel Animal Farm does an excellent job of portraying every aspect of the Russian Revolution of 1917. Animal Farm is a satire that uses its characters to symbolize leaders of the Russian Revolution. The animals of "Manor Farm", which symbolizes Russia, overthrow their human master after years of mistreatment. Led by the pigs, the farm animals continue to do their work. Only now they do it with more pride knowing that they are working for themselves, as opposed to working for their human master, Farmer Jones....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- Animal Farm I. Animal Farm is a story of the struggle for freedom and power. It takes place on a farm in England called Manor Farm. There are many different kinds of animals on the farm; these animals include horses, geese, dogs, cats, sheep, and pigs, which are the most intelligent of all the animals. The story starts out when old Major, an old, wise pig, calls a meeting in the barn. He tells the animals about a dream he has. The dream was about how the animals should rebel against the leader of the farm, Mr....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- Animal Farm George Orwell's novel, Animal Farm, is a deceitfully simple story about a group of farm animals who, tired of toiling for the benefit of humans, rebel and create their own way of life only to find themselves, several years later, toiling for the benefit of one of their own kind, the pigs. Because of the simplicity of this novel, many people consider it to be a children's story. However, beyond it's lighthearted surface, it is truly a satirical attack against Stalinism. "It is also a lament for the fate of revolutions and the hopes contained in them." Adding to the complexity of the book, it also shows man's willingness to compromise the truth....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

- Animal Farm Napoleon was able to take command of animal farm using several different methods. He used the stupid animals like the sheep and the dogs, he uses snowball as a non-present "threat" by saying that he is to blame for vicious rumours sent round the farm, probably started by one of the pigs. He also uses the pigs to mingle with other animals and talk about how wonderful Napoleon is and how he is always right. Also he uses physical things to distinguish him from the other pigs and animals....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- Animal Farm This remarkable book was written by George Orwell, whose real name is Eric Blair, and it is about the lives of farm animals who rebel against humans. The animals live on Manor Farm and are owned by Mr. Jones, who always seems to be drunk. The leader of the animals was an old pig named Old Major who one day had a dream about being free from the oppression of man. One evening, Old Major assembled the animals of Manor Farm and talked to them about how they live hard, short lives in slavery to the humans and that they should rebel and become free....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

- Animal Farm by George Orwell Animal Farm portrays many facets of the Communist revolution in Russia; however the book and the movie are both set on a farm in England in the 1950‘s. The book starts with Old Major, the founder of animalism, explaining how the animal rebellion would be coming soon and everyone should be preparing for the revolution. According to the book he died of old age but in the movie he was hit by a bullet from Mr. Jones’s shotgun causing Old Major to fall out of the hay loft and break his neck....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- The author of my book is George Orwell. The book I am reading is entitled Animal Farm. My book is a fiction book with talking animals. The animals rebel against Jones and his farm and how their food was low and they had to work to much to just make food for Jones and his family. The animals were victorious in gaining control of the farm. Then the pigs slowly take over the farm and slowly turn it back into just what it had been when Jones had been there. The story takes place on a farm in the country side....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

- Animal Farm In the book, Animal Farm written by George Orwell, the animals raise up in rebellion against their human masters in hope for a better life. However, the quote by Lord Acton, a British historian, describes it best: "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." This is basically what happens. The pigs realize their intellectual superiority, and use it to their advantage. When this happens, they began to take advantage of the entire society of animals. The pigs of the story sacrifice the good of the whole just for the benefit and pleasure of their selves....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

- Animal Farm by George Orwell The animals on the farm were enraged. They knew the pigs had betrayed them, and they were prepared to get even. The next few days were the worst in the farms short history. The pigs had changed a lot in the eyes of the animals. Napoleon was no longer a leader but rather a traitor. All Squealer's beliefs had become worthless and were all seen as fake. The older animals were now assured that things had changed for the worse since Jones's days. This was the last straw in their eyes....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Corruption in George Orwell’s Animal Farm

- “Beasts of England, Beast Ireland, Beast of every land and clime, Hearken to my joyful tidings of the Golden future time.” George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm, Orwell depicts the corruption exhibited by the communist of Russia when leaders gain more power. Socialism, Communism, and Capitalism are very different but have one thing in common and that is their histories corrupt and greedy leaders. While this novel portrays corruption in leadership it was often dismissed as ridicule toward Communist because of Orwell’s stance as a Socialist....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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George Orwell´s Big Brother Analysis

- In society today for the most part, people are free to speak freely, connect with friends and family and stay in touch with what’s happening in everywhere. It’s not unusual think that everyone enjoys the same rights and privileges but in reality this is not so; in some parts of the world speaking one’s mind could result in death, broadcast agencies are forced to have their reports approved and leaders strategize wars and alliances like seasoned chess players. This might all sound very disheartening but is in fact tame compared to the literacy works and ideas conjured up by English author George Orwell in his novel 1984 which depicts fictional life under the cruel and all seeing “Big Broth...   [tags: censorship, freedom of speech, politics, rights]

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George Orwell, Book Jacket

- Eric Arthur Blair, known as George Orwell, was born in 1903 near Nepal in the Indian Village Moithari. "This is exactly what he tried to do: he tried to change himself from Eric Blair, old Etonian and English colonial policemen, into George Orwell, classless antiauthoritarian." (www.k-1.com) His two most famous work were Animal Farm(1943) and 1984(1946). Other books he has written have been Why I Write, Road to Wigan Pier, Down and Out(which was almost destroyed), Burmese Days, The Clergyman's Daughter, Homage to Catalonia, and Coming up for Air....   [tags: essays research papers]

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George Orwell's Animal Farm

- George Orwell's, Animal Farm, depicts how power can corrupt society. If one person receives too much power, one will most likely lead up to dictatorship. To exemplify this idea, Orwell uses a farm to represent a society and the animals inside to portray the people. Orwell's use of the pigs and animals are also an analogy that people sometimes act as 'mindless pigs';. Orwell makes the reader realize just how bad a society of dictatorship can really be. The initial theme of the novel is, 'power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.'; Power, in a sense, is bad because with power, there is responsibility....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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1984 by George Orwell

- 1984 by George Orwell Some readers have felt that, even allowing for the bleakness of the times in which he lived, Orwell’s vision in Nineteen Eighty Four is excessively grim and pessimistic. Explore various aspects of the novel from this perspective, explaining how far you would agree with such a view. Orwell’s views throughout ‘1984’ are grim and pessimistic in relation to his personal experiences and how he interprets the world, as we know, and what it may become....   [tags: Papers]

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1984 by George Orwell

- 1984 by George Orwell George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is the ultimate negative utopia. Written in 1949 as an apocalyptic vision of the future, it shows the cruelty and pure horror of living in an utterly totalitarian world where all traces of individualism are being abolished. This novel was composed to denounce Hitler?s Germany and Stalin?s Russia and to create a warning to the rest of the world. It takes the reader through a year in the life of Winston Smith as he transforms from a rebel to a fanatic of totalitarianism....   [tags: Papers]

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George Orwell's Animal Farm

- In the novel Animal Farm, George Orwell told the history of the Russian Revolution by using a farm and its members to symbolize major characters and their actions in Russian history. The author used compelling similarities between the familiar faces of history and the animals on the independent farm. Throughout this composition, you will be shown Joseph Stalin’s contributions and how they are related to the actions of Napoleon from the novel Animal Farm. When Vladimir Lenin died in 1924, there was a struggle for power over Russia between Trotsky, who symbolized Snowball, and Stalin, who symbolized Napoleon....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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George Orwell's Animal Farm

- Pigs walking on two feet, horses and sheep talking. This is how George Orwell satirizes human nature in his classic novel Animal Farm. Animal Farm is an allegory of the Russian Revolution of 1917. The title of the book is also the setting for the action in the novel. The animals in the story decide to have a revolution and take control of the farm from the humans. Soon the story shows us how certain groups move from the original ideals of the revolution to a situation where there is domination by one group and submission by all the others....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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