Allegory In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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the 1900’s, people associated themselves based on a social hierarchy: unemployed, lower class, middle class, and upper class. In the novel, Animal Farm, by George Orwell, we witness an allegory through Animalism, which teaches us about the 1900’s in Russia. From learning about the ways of the Russian dictator Joseph Stalin and the infamous Adolf Hitler, this novel covers it all. The theme of this novel is the abuse of language as instrumental to the abuse of power. In other words, the way you speak certain words can reflect as an act of control or power. The theme of the abuse of language can be shown by literary devices all over Animal Farm. From it’s irony to imagery, the theme starts to show itself. Animal Farm uses many small details to explain the body language of the animals on the farm. The use of imagery in the book is very important to the novel, by making sure that every pig has the right attitude, commitment, and…show more content…
Many simple details about the animals can turn into a metaphor. Boxer and Clover are both genuine horses, they are hardworking and they both mean a lot to the farm. “Only Boxer and Clover never lost their heart” (Orwell 74). Orwell explains this as a metaphor because he compares the compassion that both Boxer and Clover have. The fact that these animals are the ones who work the hardest, they really try to do their best when it comes to the work that has to be done on the farm. The famous rule in Animal Farm is a metaphor by itself. “Four legs good, two legs bad” (Orwell 34). With four legs meaning about the animals, and two legs meaning the humans, Orwell address this to help move on the plot of the novel. Throughout the novel, there were many conflicts between this rule, since Napoleon ends up being bad, the rule ended up being completely changed. Orwell uses metaphors to explain more in details how the novel changes the rules and the way the animals
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