Ethos Pathos Logos In Animal Farm

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Animal Farm by George Orwell is a classic allegory about the cruel reality of communism. The character Old Major, a pig, represents the founder of Marxism, Karl Marx. In the story he gives a speech about his vision for the animals on a farm, which starts a rebellion against the farmer, Mr. Jones. Old Major uses the rhetorical devices ethos, logos, and pathos to gain support for his vision, in order to end the mistreatment of the farm animals and overthrow the human race. Major uses logos in his speech when he says, “Man is the only creature that consumes without producing.” This is an example of logos, because Major is using this evidence about humans to support his idea that humans are inferior to animals, thus promoting his own stance.

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