Animal Farm, By George Orwell

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“All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.” In George Orwell’s novel, Animal Farm, farm animals drive out their farmer and live in an environment where all animals are equal. However, the pigs, the smartest animals on the farm, end up taking over the farm and controlling all the animals. They trick the animals into believing they are doing everything for the benefit of the farm, when in reality they are doing it for themselves. The famous quote mentioned in this novel not only explains a scene in the book; it also shows the Orwell’s true purpose for writing the story: his hatred towards communism and Stalin’s rule. An author shows his or her purpose through the text’s hidden meanings, the structure of the text, the sequence of events, and the diction of the text.
One way the author conveys his or her purpose is through the use of hidden meanings. A story’s plot is somehow based on the author’s real life, and the author writes the story to convey these events. For example, although the book Animal Farm is completely fictional, it is based on the events that occurred during Stalin’s rule in Russia. After the Russian Revolution of 1917, the people of Russia, represented by the animals of Manor Farm, blindly followed Stalin, represented by Napoleon, into a government far more deadly than the one under Tsar Nicholas II, or Mr. Jones. By assigning fictional characters to real-life people, Orwell showed the hidden meaning behind the text: Stalin took the…

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