Political Satire In Animal Farm By George Orwell

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LITERATURE REVIEW: Keyword: political satire According to the en.oxforddictionaries.com satire means “the use of humor, irony, exaggeration or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues” and a satirical fiction is “a literary work in which human foolishness or vice is attacked through irony, derision or wit.” Samantha Sen (2015) conducted the research on ‘All propaganda is dangerous but some are more dangerous than others: George Orwell and the use of literature as propaganda’ in which it is stated that Animal Farm novel is known as a fairy tale, but it is basically a criticism on Soviet Union, and Joseph Stalin. U.S and Soviet Union were against each other and democracy was provided against that treacherous system. Animal Farm is basically a revolutionary writing which exposed the corruption of leaders in a satirical manner. The keyword “political satire”, expands the horizon to highlight different aspects which are interrelated in the novel and the Russian Revolution. According to another study anticipated by Paul Kirschner (2004) ‘The dual purpose of Animal Farm’ it is discussed that Animal Farm is totally opposite from a fairy story it doesn’t have endings like fairy tales. It is a fable and this is a metaphor in which animals speak and satire over political scenario. It is not included in folk tales. We notice that there were different classes of animals in the novel Animal
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