What is allegory in Animal Farm?
The story of Animal Farm is an allegory of the events in Russia after the downfall of Tsar Nicholas III (1910's to 1940's). The characters and events in the story all represent those during this time. Major represents Karl Marx, Animalism is similar to communism, Napoleon represents Stalin, Snowball represents Trotsky, Squealer symbolises propaganda, Mr Jones represents the Tsar when he was in power and other things.
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i dont know h333 ------- the whole story's an allegory of the Russian Revolution. Be careful, because it's not a 'satire' nor a 'parody'. An allegory is a story that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, whereas a 'satire' uses humour to make fun of someone or something and a 'parody' imitates an author or genre's style of writing and exaggerates for a comical effect. So remember, Animal Farm= allegory.
From Shmoop Literature on Symbols and Allegory in Animal Farm http://www.shmoop.com/literary-device/literature/george-orwell/animal-farm/symbols-imagery-allegory.html So the "canonical interpretation" of Animal Farm is that it is a parable of the Russian Revolution of the twentieth century. Orwell created each animal to represent either a person or a class of people, and many of the events (e.g., the windmill stuff) parallel actual events in history. The following are generally accepted notions:
From Shmoop Literature on George Orwell's Animal Farm http://www.shmoop.com/literary-device/literature/george-orwell/animal-farm/genre.html Genre Satire Satire squared, actually. The satire to end all satires. You get the point. To be more specific, the tale is a satire of the Russian Revolution. How, you say? Shmoop on, shmoopster, and check out "Symbols, Imagery, Allegory." http://www.shmoop.com/literary-device/literature/george-orwell/animal-farm/symbols-imagery-allegory.html
Allegory is an extended metaphor that carries forward a dual meaning involving analogous structure of social,historical and political ideas and events that conceals and reveals to criticize. eg: Orwell's -'Animal Farm' is a political allegory in a fable to reveal the Bolshevik Revolution and Stalins excesses.
"Beasts of England" was the equivalent of a national anthem for Animal Farm, and all of the animals were able to express pride in their farm which served as a nation. The comparison between "Beasts of England" and a national anthem, as well as between the farm and a nation, is all part of the allegory in the novel.
Animal Farm was an allegory written to criticize the events that took place leading up to and during the Russian Revolution and Stalinist Russia. It comments on the corruption of the Russian government and the idiocy of communism - Orwell was a firm believer that communism could not work and wrote animal farm to convince his readers of this fact.
The novella is an allegory in that it uses non-human figures to express human conditions, problems, and conflicts. In much the same way that Paul Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" was an allegory of the Christian faith and the conflicts and struggles the Believer faces, Orwell created this allegory to speak to the dangers of totalitarianism and the inherent and oppressive evil of such governmental systems. The characters, but their actions are all too human---particularly those of…
There are several examples of Allusion in this book. Most people get allusion mixed up with allegory. The whole book is obviously an allegory, as the story parallels the Russian Revolution. Allusion means when an author or other figure makes reference to a famous person, place, or thing in history. Here are some examples in the book 'Animal Farm': 'Moses' the Raven represents religion in the story And just the name 'Napoleon'. In the story…