Animal Farm, By George Orwell

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The events that surround Animal Farm’s publication, and Orwell’s own consistent outlook towards his book provide support of its political meaning. Orwell plays a two-sided game with his reader. He emphasizes the similarities between the animal on Animal Farm and the humans they are designed to represent. At other parts of the narrative Orwell shows with both humor and pathos the profound differences separating animals from man.In doing this, he makes his reader create a distinction between the personalities and conduct of the beasts and those of the human world. the animals are designed to represent working people in their initial social, political, and economic position in society, not just of Animal Farm but of England. Just because all have been subjected to human rule, this does not mean that they will act as a united body once they take over the farm. The qualities which, for Orwell, clearly unite the majority of the animals with their human counterparts, the common working people, are a concern for freedom and equality in society and a form of natural decency which prevents them from desiring power for any personal gain. While his decency hinders the animals from discovering the true nature of the pigs until the final scene, it also provides them with an instinctive feeling for what a fair society might look like. By revealing the division within the animal ranks, Orwell is cautioning his reader to question the animal view of the class struggle, for the crucial problem

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