Analysis Of George Orwell's Animal Farm

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By standing apart from others and making a virtue of his detachment, Orwell stood up to the crowd and common beliefs to express his perspective on principal events in history. Orwell criticized the Russian Revolution, a period of time empowered by the ideas of communism and a fight for power, through allegory and satire in his books. “Allegory may involve an interpretive process that is separate from the creative process; that is, the term allegory can refer to a specific method of reading a text, in which characters and narrative or descriptive details are taken by the reader as an elaborate metaphor for something outside the literal story” (“Allegory” 2). Very commonly, literary devices are utilized as a tool to help the author make a connection between reality and the outside world with the literary facets, and the plot of the story that is encompassed in the novel. People, objects and actions are typically used in literary allegories to delineate situations or events. One of the notorious allegorical novellas, Animal Farm by George Orwell, is a great example of an allegorical novella which not only uses literary allegories but also symbolic allegories, “in which a character or material thing is not merely a transparent vehicle for an idea, but rather has a recognizable identity or narrative autonomy apart from the message it conveys”(“Allegory” 1). In this case, George Orwell makes an association with the Russian Revolution, to the characters and events in his novel,
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