Personification And Symbolism In Animal Farm, By George Orwell

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“Animal Farm” is a novel written by George Orwell. Throughout the story, Orwell discusses how the animals are mistreated and overworked. He covers the different ideas that the animals have to fight back against the humans. The author explains how the animals are longing to have the perfect farm where they are all treated equally and will work as hard as they need to in order to get that. Although the story is very unrealistic it is still relevant for readers. The author does a good job catching the reader’s attention. Orwell’s use of personification and symbolism accurately represents times from our worlds past that the readers are able to relate to.
Throughout the entire story the author gives the objects and animals human like characteristics.
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While it is possible that the light from the lantern may have flickered or flashed, there is no way that it would have literally danced from side to side. In this book, all of the animals are able to talk as humans do. The animals also understand many in depth concepts such as freedom, equality, and justice. The pigs are able to do more things than the other animals such as read and write which allows them to have more power and control. While discussing the new commandments, Orwell (1996) says, “Snowball read it aloud for the benefit of the others”. Due to the fact that the other animals did not know what was on the sign, it was the pig’s job to tell them. The pigs could have said anything that they wanted and the other animals would have believed them. The animals are …show more content…
The animals use many of the same principles as the communist leaders did. The principles are referred to as the seven commandments in the book. The main correlation is the fact that both parties have the same goal which is equality for all of those involved. Although the communist leaders claimed that their intentions were good, they were very manipulative and did more to better themselves that to better others. Towards the end of the story when boxer was hurt, the animals were told that he was going to be taken to the hospital, but he was later picked up by a van from the slaughterhouse. These lies are representing those which the communist leaders also told their members. The author uses the book to represent the revolution as well as the characters to represent people from that

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