The Use of Animals in George Orwell's "Animal Farm" Analytical Essay by Eviv

The Use of Animals in George Orwell's "Animal Farm"
This paper looks at George Orwell's novel, "Animal Farm."
# 4948 | 1,105 words | 1 source | MLA | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 11, 2003 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)

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This paper is an in-depth examination of George Orwell's use of animal characters in his novel, "Animal Farm." The use of animals as metaphor is also detailed. The author looks at the political environment at the time the book was written and at the message the author was trying to convey to his readers.

From the Paper:

"Animals are not simply seen as innocent. Common stereotypes about animals tie into their roles in the story nicely. For example, in many countries pigs are often seen as lazy and greedy animals that like to hog resources. Fittingly, in the novel we are told that first the milk and apples, prized delicacies among the animals, were taken by the pigs, with the false explanation that "milk and apples (this has been proved by Science, comrades) contain substances absolutely necessary to the well-being of a pig" (27). Later, the pigs award themselves the privilege of waking up an hour after all the other animals and sleeping in "very comfortable beds", and they again spread propaganda and create false reasons for their actions (50)."

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