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Transcript of ANIMAL FARM
What is an allegory?
By Benjamin Yang, Caroline Lee, and Cubie Chang
Reading Literally vs. Allegorically
If you read something LITERALLY, you DO NOT look for any hidden meanings or symbols.
And while reading something ALLEGORICALLY, you look for hidden meanings from the author.
A story or picture that represents a typical or political meaning.
e.g. "The Butter Battle Book", "The Lorax", "The Cat in the Hat"...by Dr. Seuss ; "Animal Farm" by George Orwell
Animal Farm is an allegory of the transform of Russia from the long tenure of czars to the establishment of the Soviet Union.
First published in August 1945.
(Chp.IV P37--Communist International)
Human beings the Russian Royalty
Mr. Jones Nicolas II of Russia
Old Major Karl Marx
Napoleon Joseph Stalin
Snowball Leon Trotsky
Boxer Russian Working class
Who's who ?
I dreamed a dream...
Beasts of England, beasts of Ireland,
Beasts of every land and clime,
Hearken to my joyful tidings
Of the golden future time...
The 7 Commandments
1. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy.
2. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings,
is a friend.
3. No animal shall wear clothes.
4. No animal shall sleep in a bed.
5. No animal shall drink alcohol.
6. No animal shall kill other animal.
7. All animals are equal.
>>> "Four legs good, two legs bad"
1. Egg Production Committee
2. Clean Tails League (cows)
3. Wild-Comrades Re-education Committee
4. Whiter Wool Movement (sheep)
Battle of Cowshed
>>Snowball received medals with the inscription"Animal Hero, First class".
Bye bye Snowball