Theme Of Politics In Animal Farm By George Orwell

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Orwell was successful at fusing “political purpose and artistic purpose into one whole. Throughout the three pieces of literature Animal Farm, “Why I Write”, “Politics and language” Orwell makes it apparent that politics plays a significant role in a great deal of his works. As he explains in the essay "Why I Write," "Every line of serious work I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism." (Houghton). This statement clearly reveals how any serious work after 1936 has some political background within it. For Animal Farm an allegory to the russian revolution in the main use of politics, where as “Why I Write” and ”Politics and Language” clearly illustrate his idea of how politics should be within writing. On the surface, George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm is about a group of neglected farm animals who overthrow their owner and take control of their farm. However, under the surface the novel allegory detailing the events on the Russian Revolution. Orwell wrote Animal Farm in response to his opinion on the Russian Revolution. The author’s use of anthropomorphism and commondiction leads us to believe he intended the novel to be read by the “everyday man” or lay person. The novel is written as a warning to readers with its central theme that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. The author uses a detached 3rd person narrative pointer view to describe the events as they unfold in the story. While Orwell uses many stylistics devices in Animal Farm the two that impart the reader the most while developing a message are symbolism and irony. Ultimately the tone in the narrative shift is from one of hope to one of despair as Orwell weaves historagictove of the animal rebellion on manor farm. “Why I write” is an essay by George Orwell, as the title of the essay suggests, it is an explanatory essay which focuses on the writer himself and his motivations for writing. Within the article it summarizes Orwell’s writing career but, also highlights some important motives that exist in almost all writers. The author's intended audience would be other writers. It is apparent that Orwell’s intended audience is other writers because, he
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