# english

How is Orwell's Animal Farm an allegory?

Answer:a. Orwell’s Animal Farm is an allegory because there are two political overtones within this story. On the surface you have a story that depicts a tale of a society of animals that shape into a dictatorial rule. The second overtone deals with animals that stand for a representation of Orwell’s way of constructing how he felt about the totalitarianism in Soviet Russia. For example, after serious disregard by their owner, the animals revolt and throw out Mr. Jones and his wife from the farm. This shows how it is an allegory because creatures are yearning for freedom but in the end become depraved by accepting the very power that had initially persecuted them. This shows in the text when “Old Major, the prize white boar “states, “Man is the only creature that consumes with producing.” He inspires the animals to “work nigh and day, body and soul, for over-throw of the human race.”

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1. It's an allegory in that the animals on the farm represent human activity. If it was not an allegory, the characters would be humans, not animals. Did you read the definition of an allegory that I posted to you? Did you understand it?

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