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How is Animal Farm a satire, an allegory and a fable?
Transcript of How is Animal Farm a satire, an allegory and a fable?
1. a story that teaches a lesson, and
2. usually has animals as characters.
Farm can be
considered a fable.
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A story or poem that hides a "true" meaning, usually a moral or political one.
An allegory is an extended metaphor: an object, event, or place is compared to another object, event, or place, so that qualities of both things are compared.
What's the lesson in Animal Farm?
-Don't always believe what you hear or read (propaganda).
-Absolute power corrupts absolutely: If you give someone complete power they will always end up using it for personal gain or bad things.
How Is Animal Farm
a fable, a satire, and an allegory?
Overall Animal Farm is a being compared to the Russian Revolution. All the characters or objects represent something from that time frame.
A story that uses wit, hyperbole, irony, and sarcasm with the intent to show weaknesses in a person, government, or society for its foolish or weak qualities.
The KGB/ secret police
Animal Farm is a satire:
-in Animal Farm George Orwell made fun of the Russian government after the Russian Revolution and expressed some of his own opinions through it
-to show the cruelty of Russia government or to expose the Russian government's faults
-he used animals to because ... well, YOU will have to tell me that after we read the novella.
Turn your notebook paper on its side.
Create three (3) circles that fill your paper.
At the top of the first circle, write "Fable."
At the top of the second circle, write "Allegory."
At the top of the third circle, write "Satire."
Animal Farm is a Juvenalian satire, meaning that the story is told with less humor and is generally more scornful.
Juvenalian Satire: Named after the Roman Juvenal from 1st Century AD: addresses social evil through scorn, outrage, and savage ridicule. This form is often pessimistic with less emphasis on humor. (from http://www.britannica.com/art/Juvenalian-satire
Horatian Satire: Named after the Roman Horace. This satire uses wit and exaggeration to identify stupidity (rather than major issues) within modern society. This is the type of satire more people think of when they think about satire. Not generally negative. (From http://literary-exploration.com/2013/05/05/understanding-satire/
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