Animal Farm As Animal Satire


This study aims to determine that George Orwell's Animal Farm is a political satire which was written to criticise totalitarian regimes and particularly Stalin's practices in Russia. In order to provide background information that would reveal causes led Orwell to write Animal Farm, Chapter one is devoted to a brief summary of the progress of author's life and significant events that had impact on his political convictions. Chapter one also presents background information about Animal Farm. Chapter two is devoted to satire. In this chapter, definition of satire is presented and some important characteristics of satire are discussed. In chapter three, the method of this research is ...

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planning stage of this study and her endurance during my long study days at home.
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THE AUTHOR: GEORGE ORWELL
Presentation
This chapter introduces general information about George Orwell's life. It includes chronological progress of his life and his political convictions. Furthermore, important events, such as The Russian Revolution and The Spanish Civil War which had significant influence on his commitment to write Animal Farm will be discussed. Lastly, general information about Animal Farm will be given.

His Life
The British author George Orwell, pen name of Eric Arthur Blair, was born in Motihari, India, June 25, 1903. His father was an important British civil servant in India, which was then part of the British Empire. A few years after Eric was born, he retired on a low pension and moved back to England. Though their income was not much enough, the Blair ...

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After a year in 1934 he published his novel Burmese Days, which he reflected his experiences there. Then, he published A Clergyman's Daughter in 1935, and Keep the Aspidistra Flying in 1936.

In 1936, his publisher wanted Orwell to go to the English coal-mining country and write about it which was another important experience in his life. He wrote The Road to Wigan Pier to reflect what he saw there, the real poverty of people of the Lancashire Town of Wigan, and published it in 1937 (Ball, 1984).

1937 was the year that Orwell who for some time had been describing himself as "pro-socialist" (BALL, 1984) joined the Republican forces in the Spanish Civil War. When the Communists attempted ...

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