Animal farm

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  Animal Farm is a fable of our time full of meanings and messages relating to the importance of freedom in any society.  The story light-heartily uses a farm and the rebellion of its mistreated animals to symbolize a much more serious issue.  George Orwell expresses his own political opinions in a clever and interesting way, that allows reader’s of all ages have an understanding of what really is a complex situation.  As the author, Orwell successfully combines the characteristics of three literary forms; the fable, the satire, and the allegory, to create a book that is like no other. 

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  Animal Farm is a fable, a story usually having a moral, in which animals talk and act like men and women.  Orwell’s animal characters are both animal and human.  For example, the pigs, eat "mash" (real pig food) with milk in it that they have persuaded the other animals to give them (a human action).  The dogs behave like animals by growling and biting, but it is only in support of Napoleon’s struggle for political power.  Orwell balances the way real animals actually behave and the human qualities they are supposed to represent.


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