An Analysis of Literacy and Power in Animal Farm, a Book by George Orwell

George Orwell’s Animal Farm exemplifies the influence of literacy on power, and draws a direct relationship between the two, attributing the novel’s leaders’ rise to power due to their abilities to read and write. Using manipulation, propaganda, vague language, and misinformation, the pigs were able to control the farm and it’s affairs, establishing the significance … Read more

A Review of George Orwell’s Book, 1984

The Past and Individuality George Orwell’s novel 1984 warns of a totalitarian state in the future. The totalitarian state, Oceania, under the control of the Party and its leader Big Brother, poses a society where the government is always right and where the people have no freedom of speech or thought. At one point in … Read more

Sympathy For The Animals In Animal Farm

Throughout the novella ‘Animal Farm’, Orwell evokes sympathy from the audience for the animals using a variety of successful methods. For example, Orwell presents most of the animals as not being very intelligent, and that Napoleon and the other pigs take full advantage of this. He also often uses emotive language to highlight the animals’ … Read more

Novel Summary: 1984 by George Orwell

“ The novel “1984”, written by George Orwell is a fiction novel that takes place in the year 1984 in London, in the nation of Oceania. In the novel the ruling Party watches the citizens through telescreens, around the city there are posters with a face known as Big Brother with the text, “Big Brother … Read more

The Orientalism in Burmese Days

George Orwell had been a police official in Burma for five years, so he witnessed the real life in Burma and the rigorous management of Britain. However, he gave up this high-paying job because he opposed British colonization and racial discrimination. Afterwards, he wrote the novel Burmese Days to satirize the British colonial domination and … Read more

The Animal Farm, Orwell’s Novel Review: Snowball and Napoleon Comparission

“ One of Orwell’s objectives in composing Animal Farm was to depict the Russian (or Bolshevik) Revolution of 1917 as one that brought about an administration more severe, totalitarian, and lethal than the one it ousted. A significant number of the characters and occasions of Orwell’s novel parallel those of the Russian Revolution: so, Manor … Read more

Animal Farm vs. Marxism

Characters, items, and events found in George Orwells book, Animal Farm, can be compared to similar characters, items, and events found in Marxism and the 1917 Russian Revolution. This comparison will be shown by using the symbolism that is in the book with similarities found in the Russian Revolution. Old Major was a prized-boar that … Read more

Comparison of 1984 by George Orwell to the actual 1984

Since the onset of the United States, Americans have always viewed the future in two ways; one, as the perfect society with a perfect government, or two, as a communistic hell where free will no longer exists and no one is happy. The novel 1984 by George Orwell is a combination of both theories. On … Read more

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Characters, items, and events found in George Orwells book, Animal Farm, can be compared to similar characters, items, and events found in Marxism and the 1917 Russian Revolution. This comparison will be shown by using the symbolism that is in the book with similarities found in the Russian Revolution. Old Major was a prized-boar that … Read more

George Orwells novel, 1984

I think that today’s society is a “half version” of George Owell’s novel, 1984, in some ways it is similar and in others, uniquely different. The closest we come today to a “Big Brother” is the mob. The people are also controlled by watchful security cameras and subliminal messages. However, something in life today is … Read more

Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Grim Prediction of the Future

Nineteen Eighty-Four was written between the years of 1945 and 1948. Orwell got the title from switching the last two numbers of the publication date. In Orwells criticism of a perfect society, his book became known as one of the greatest anti-utopian novels of all time. The books message is so powerful that some say … Read more

Social Justice – Measure for Measure, Animal Farm, American History X

Social justice is a topic known all to well in today’s society. Such issues as social heirarchial structure and unjust representatives of citizens of nations are issues in need of attention by those in power. Corruption, lies and greed by those in power however stand in the way of this form of justice from occurring, … Read more

Critical Review of 1984 By George Orwell

1984 by George Orwell is a story of a man’s strugle against a totalitarianstic government that controlls the ideas and thoughts of its citizens.  They use advanced mind reading techniques to discover the thoughts of the people and punish those who show signs of rebellion against the government. The novel is supposed to be a … Read more

George Orwell, the pseudonym for Eric Arthur Blair

“One of the things Orwell bequeathed us was the adjective ‘Orwellian’…. It is a frightening word, generally applied to a society organized to crush and dehumanize the individual, sometimes signifying the alienation of that individual if he dares to rebel” (Lewis 13). George Orwell, the pseudonym for Eric Arthur Blair, depicted the importance of the … Read more

Animal Farm as Animal Satire

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 … Read more

A Book Review Of George Orwell’s 1984

Living in a society with limited freedom of expression is not, in any case, enjoyable. A Totalitarian society is a good example of such a society, because although it provides control for the people, it can deny them a great deal of freedom to express themselves. The fictional society in George Orwells 1984 also stands … Read more

Orwell’s message in Animal Farm

In many of Orwells works, we can see some marks from his real life or the events of his era. To understand the influences on his works we should look at his life beginning from his childhood. Orwell says that he was a lonely child and unpopular at school, and knew that he had a … Read more

Animal Farm a book written by George Orwell

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Animal Farm is a book written by George Orwell, pen name for Eric Blair. Animal Farm was first published in 1945. George Orwell’s Animal Farm is a political satire of a totalitarian society ruled by a mighty dictatorship, in all probability an allegory for the events surrounding the Russian Revolution of 1917. The story takes … Read more

1984, written by George Orwell

In the book 1984, written by George Orwell, there is a group portrayed that is similar to what society would call a cult. A cult is defined as a religion or religious sect generally considered to be extremist or false, with its followers often living in an unconventional manner under the guidance of an authoritarian, … Read more