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Title: Animal Farm


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Animal Farm
By George Orwell
Allegory - Satire - Fable
All animals are equal, but some are more equal
than others.
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(1903-1950)
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Real Name Eric Blair British Political
Novelist Born To English parents in India
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After his father retired, Eric and his family
moved back to England.
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He was sent to boarding school at the age of
eight to prepare for Eton, an exclusive prep
school. Because he had a scholarship, he was
teased and humiliated frequently.
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1927
Returned in Europe
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He chose to live in poverty because he felt
guilty for the job he had done in Burma - for
having been a part of an oppressive government.
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He saw poverty as a way to understand
the problems of the oppressed and helpless by
becoming one of them.
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Orwell was a Socialist
Socialist someone who believes that the
government should own businesses so that everyone
will be equal.
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Two Things That Influenced Orwell To Write
Animal Farm
His hatred for Injustice Political Lying
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He desired a society in which separate
classes would not exist.
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His second famous book
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It's a Fable
It's an Allegory
Most fables have two levels of meaning. On the
surface, the fable is about animals, but on a
second level, the animals stand for types of
people or ideas. The way the animals interact and
the way the plot unfolds says something about the
nature of people or the value of ideas. Any type
of fiction that has multiple levels of meaning in
this way is called an allegory.
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It's a Satire
A composition making fun of something, usually
political. Animal Farm makes fun of political
society after the Bolshevik Revolution.
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Historical Context
Russian society in the early twentieth century
had two social classes a tiny minority
(bourgeoisie) controlled the countrys
wealth. The working class was called the
proletariat.
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Communism arose in Russia when the nations
workers peasants rebelled against and
overwhelmed the wealthy and powerful class of
capitalists aristocrats.
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This was based on Karl Marx and his
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The call for action was . . .
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Tsar Nicholas II, monarch of Russia, was forced
to abdicate the throne.
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His daughter, Anastasia, was lost.
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Lenin, a Russian revolutionary, took power in
the name of the Communist Party.
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When Lenin died, Joseph Stalin Leon Trotsky
competed for control of the Soviet Union.
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Stalin banished Trotsky took control.
He began his brutal killings, overseeing
the deaths of approximately twenty million Soviet
citizens.
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Themes
1. Freedom individual dignity must be
guarded very carefully.
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Themes
2. Language is a powerful tool used
improperly, it can enslave and confuse us.
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Themes
3. Weakness can be dominated by strength,
fear, and trickery.
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Themes
4. Hope vision must be kept alive, or we
might live like the animals of Manor Farm.
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Themes
5. Power corrupts, and absolute
power corrupts absolutely.
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Characters
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Types of Characters
  • Characters the personalities in a novel
  • Developing Character (Round) a character who
    changes in some way during the course of the
    story usually a major character who has several
    sides or traits to his personality
  • Static Character (Flat) a character (usually a
    minor character) who does not change during the
    story this kind off character generally has
    only one or two personality traits.
  • Protagonist a character who is trying to
    achieve some goal (usually the main character)
  • Antagonist a character who is trying to stop
    the protagonist

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Farmer Jones Czar Nicholas II
  • Farmer Jones
  • The irresponsible owner of the farm
  • Lets his animals starve and beats them with a
    whip
  • Sometimes shows random kindness
  • Czar Nicholas II
  • Weak Russian leader during the early 1900s
  • Often cruel and brutal to his subjects
  • Displays isolated kindess

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Snowball Leon Trotsky
  • Snowball
  • Boar who becomes one of the rebellions most
    valuable leaders.
  • After drawing complicated plans for the
    construction of a windmill, he is chased off of
    the farm forever by Napoleons dogs and
    thereafter used as a scapegoat for the animals
    troubles.
  • Leon Trotsky
  • A pure communist leader who was influenced by the
    teachings of Karl Marx.
  • He wanted to improve life for people in Russia,
    but was driven away by Lenins KGB.

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Old Major Karl Marx
  • Old Major
  • An old boar whose speech about the evils
    perpetrated by humans rouses the animals into
    rebelling.
  • His philosophy concerning the tyranny of Man is
    named Animalism.
  • He teaches the animals the song Beasts of
    England
  • Dies before revolution
  • Karl Marx
  • The inventor of communism
  • Wants to unite the working class to overthrow the
    government.
  • Dies before the Russian Revolution

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Napoleon Joseph Stalin
  • Napoleon
  • Boar who leads the rebellion against Farmer Jones
  • After the rebellions success, he systematically
    begins to control all aspects of the farm until
    he is an undisputed tyrant.
  • Joseph Stain
  • The communist dictator of the Soviet Union from
    1922-1953 who killed all who opposed him.
  • He loved power and used the KGB (secret police)
    to enforce his ruthless, corrupt antics.

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Other Characters
BoxerA strong and hard-working carthorse, he
shows tremendous faith in the rebellion and its
leaders.
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Other Characters
SquealerA pig with the ability to make any
idea sound reasonable, he is Napoleon's
side-kick and is in charge of communicating to
the animals.
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Animalism Communism
  • Animalism
  • Taught my Old Major
  • No rich, but no poor
  • Better life for workers
  • All animals are equal
  • Everyone owns the farm
  • Communism
  • Invented by Karl Marx
  • All people are equal
  • Government owns everything
  • People own the government

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Animal Farm Revolution Russian Revolution
  • Animal Farm Revolution
  • Was supposed to make life better for all, but . .
    .
  • Life was worse at the end.
  • The leaders became the same as, or worse than the
    other farmers (humans) they rebelled against.
  • Russian Revolution
  • Was supposed to fix the problems created by the
    Czar, but . . .
  • Life was even worse after the revolution.
  • Stalin made the Czar look like a nice guy.

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