Essay about The Allegory Animal Farm By George Orwell

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Different pieces of literature uses literal meanings or interpretive meanings in order to convey a message. The allegory Animal Farm by George Orwell uses interpretive meaning to tell a message about communistic governments. On the contrary, The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels uses literal meaning to tell how communism works. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury utilizes both literal and interpretive writing to convey a message about totalitarian governments. Animal Farm by Orwell, The Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels, and Fahrenheit 451 by Bradbury utilize literal or interpretive meaning in order tell about totalitarian governments. Before deducing the meaning of literal and interpretive meaning, one must define the two terms. The Oxford Dictionary defines literal as “Taking words in their usual or most basic sense without metaphor or exaggeration (1).” While reading a piece of using literal meaning, the reader must evaluate what the literature says verbatim instead of interpreting the literature. Authors can convey a specific message if they use literal levels of meaning. The author tells the message in the writing rather than make the reader interpret the writing; as a result, the reader can more easily understand what the writing says. Freeman Tilden states in his book that “Interpretation aims to reveal meanings and relationships through the use of original objects, by first-hand experience, and by illustrative media, rather than simply to…

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