Allegory In George Orwell's 'Animal Farm'

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1. “Animal Farm” is an allegory because it is a representation of the Russian revolution of 1917. The story also includes events of the Soviet Union. In the story, animalism is represented as a form of communism. The Manor farm is allegorical of Russia. The characters in the story are representative of actual historical figures. For example, Mr. Jones represents the Russian dictator. “Some of the animals talked of the duty of loyalty to Mr. Jones, whom they referred to as "Master," or made elementary remarks such as "Mr. Jones feeds us. If he were gone, we should starve to death.” This quote from story signifies the overpowering leader. Old Major is representative of Vlademir Lenin. The pig named snowball represents Leon Trotsky. “And even the miserable lives we lead are not allowed to reach their natural span. For myself I do not grumble, for I am one of the…show more content…
2. One of the rhetorical components of this allegory is personification. This is evident with all the animals involved in the story. Every animal speaks, and expresses opinions and emotions like humans. Old Major, for example, is a personification of Leon Trotsky, who was a Marxist. A pig character, Old Major is a personification or a historical leader on Manor Farm. The author also uses appeals to ethos and logos in the story “Animal Farm.” These rhetorical strategies are used to convey his message to the reader. "Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals. He sets them to work, he gives back
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