Situational Irony In Animal Farm By George Orwell

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Animal Farm was written by George Orwell in 1945. His real name is Eric Arthur Blair who was born in Motihari, Bengal, India, in 1903. George Orwell is an English novelist, essayist and critic. He is best known for his novels Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four which were published in 1945 and 1949 respectively. Orwell formed many strong opinions about major political movements during his time including imperialism and communism. Most of his strong political opinions were influenced when he joined the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, 1922. Upon arriving Rangoon Harbor, Orwell was greeted by a white officer beating a ‘coolie' while the crowd applauded and cheered. He was shocked by the cruel treatment towards the ‘coolie' and the reaction …show more content…
There are three types of irony which is situational irony, dramatic irony and verbal irony. First and foremost is situational irony. Situational irony can be defined as a situation in which the outcome is very different from what was expected. From the novel Animal Farm written by George Orwell, situational irony can be seen when the pigs, Squealer and Napoleon stressed how evil human beings were and yet they turned into everything bad about humans. They said that human beings are evil. They tortured animals, didn't fed the animals and didn't cared for the animals. They rebel and forced their owner, Mr. Jones out from the farm. Everything was going according to plan. They make commandments and rules. They live harmoniously and freely. They have no worries about food and work. It was perfect. However, the pigs, Squealer and Napoleon wanted to control the farm. They wanted to manage the farm. They started to change the commandments little by little. They forced the animals to work harder with little rations. They manipulated and used the other animals for their own benefits. The other animals realized this situation but they cannot do anything about it because of the commandments. Until one day, when they see the pigs act like humans. Drinking, killing, selling and so on. They felt betrayed by the pigs because they didn't know anymore which is which. The pigs change into everything they said were bad. Now, they almost look and act like

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