George Orwell Use Of Satire In Animal Farm

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The first technique, satire, is displayed throughout the book. This makes the argument even more interesting. The satirical element is shown through the use of mockery towards the working class and the ruling class. One instance of mockery on the working class is conveyed when the most loyal and hard working animal, Boxer the horse, had collapsed and was immediately sent to the slaughterhouse. The animals had seen Boxer being sent to a van that clearly stated “Alfred Sims Slaughter house,” however, the pigs responded by telling the animals that Boxer was being sent to a surgeon, and that the surgeon had forgotten to paint the van once he had bought it. Without giving the response a second thought, the animals agree with the pigs. In this…show more content…
The target audience for this book is probably everyone. Even children will be able to understand the concept of communism through the use of farm animals. They will be able to comprehend that the pigs are the bad guys in this fable.
The use of diction and language also plays a key role in the Animal Farm. The way Orwell has written the book makes the concept of communism easier to articulate.
If the audience hasn’t read the book, they will think that Napoleon is the narrator of the book. However, the narrator of the book is an anonymous character. Through this unknown character, the audience is able to figure out that the ideals of communism are not working. Only the readers, not the farm animals, are able to articulate that Napoleon has established a totalitarian society.

All that year the animals worked like slaves. But they were happy in their work; they grudged no effort or sacrifice, well aware that everything they did was for the benefit of themselves and those of their kind who would come after them, and not for a pack of idle, thieving human beings. (Orwell
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