George Orwell Dystopia Novel: Animal Farm

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Essay Prompt: At the start of George Orwell’s dystopia novel, Animal Farm, the animals set out to establish a perfect community, a “society of animals set free from hunger and the whip, all equal, each working according to his capacity, the strong protecting the weak.” However, by the end of the novel, we see that a very different society is actually formed. A cruel dictatorship rules: no animal can speak his mind; all animals work in hunger, pain, and gross inequality. In a brief two-page essay, prove that Orwell’s novel is dystopian fable or allegory which demonstrates the problems of animalism or a similar social/economic system.

Please follow the outline below. Fill it out. You will actually write the essay in class on a block day. Since it will be a timed essay, you’ll want to have a thorough outline ready so you know what you want to write.

Animal Farm Response to Literature Essay Outline

Hook/attention grabbing opening: (write this last!)

Explain what a utopia is:

Explain what a dystopia is:

Thesis statement:

Road Map:

BODY PARAGRAPHS = Use evidence from the novel to prove that Orwell is showing why animalism does not work out the way it was intended.

¶ #1 Describe what animalism was intended to do. Use evidence from the novel |Intention of animalism |Evidence from novel |Explanation of evidence | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |...
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