How does Orwell represent his satire in the novel, Animal Farm? * What is Orwell’s message?
* Equality amongst humanity does not exist
* Communism/socialism/animalism is destined to fail
* Power and control
* How does he achieve his purpose?
* Microcosm of Animal Farm
* Anthropomorphism – human traits for power and control reflected through pigs * Represents Soviet leaders, Stalin and Trotsky, through Napoleon and Snowball. * How have I received the composer’s message (relevance)? * Is equality really present? Anywhere?
* Opens the reader’s eyes to the conditions of Revolutionary Russia * Orwell’s extreme disliking of the Russian Revolution * Boxer hope
* Descriptive language/emotive language
* Short sentence
* Propaganda – persuasive language
* Windmill Industrial Revolution
* Trade killing off Major’s vision
* Leaders – ruthless, bloodthirsty, unsupportive of others, materialistic * Napoleon
How have I received the composer’s message?
I see animal farm as a true to life, scathing criticism of the human condition. Orwell has managed through a simple yet resounding novella to uncover each human’s underlying woes of the world they live in. The simple flipping of roles of nature in representing humans as animals, leaders as pigs, and the lowest of the intellectual chain is an immediate shock factor. Orwell’s simple yet forceful tone sustaining throughout the novel reinforces the flaws in humanity. Orwell’s targeting to the basis of the human system creates a shame in me as I read page on page. I feel shame when I read of how the horses who represent the most hardworking of the population is so...
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