Rhetorical Analysis Of Animal Farm

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a. Author George Orwell’s animal farm is an allegory because it propounds a symbolic society of farm animals. Certain farm animals represent specific historical characters in the rise of communism taking place at that time in history, for example, “Napoleon” as Stalin, “Snowball” as Trotsky, and “Old Major” showing as a sort of amalgam for Marx and Lenin in some parts. These characters were not created by Orwell to entertain, but to mold according to preexisting people from history, aiming to teach. Orwell’s original inspiration placed the able, ardent stable of activist animals eternally on the farm: He witnessed a young boy on a cart, somewhat capriciously whipping his hardworking horse. In that moment, Orwell stated, he saw how “men exploit animals in much the same way the rich exploit the proletariat” This stands as the spectrum of Animal Farm.
b. What are the rhetorical components of this allegory? The cohesive coupling of “logos” and “pathos” show the most comprehensive components of rhetoric couched within the penumbra of Animal Farm, the former being building blocks of logic and the latter righteously representing the pillars of bittersweet emotion. Even greater pathos is painted by the proverbial “road-to-hell-is-paved-with-good-intentions” mindset of most animal characters, who seem to strive toward a Great Society and a better world, but bombastically “bomb out” in this quintessential quest. “Ethos,” the piercing propounding of community or communal tenets, is
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