George Orwell’s Animal Farm: CH 1-4

Background Did You Know? Many of the ideals behind the Soviet revolution were based on the writings of Karl Marx. A German intellectual who lived in the mid-1800s, Marx believed that societies are divided into two segments, a working class and an owner class. The working class creates all the products, while the owner class … Continue reading George Orwell’s Animal Farm: CH 1-4

George Orwell’s Animal Farm: Characters

Napoleon -  The pig who emerges as the leader of Animal Farm after the Rebellion. Based on Joseph Stalin, Napoleon uses military force (his nine loyal attack dogs) to intimidate the other animals and consolidate his power. In his supreme craftiness, Napoleon proves more treacherous than his counterpart, Snowball. Read an in-depth analysis of Napoleon.   … Continue reading George Orwell’s Animal Farm: Characters

George Orwell’s Animal Farm

Beneath its surface appearance as a simple fable about talking animals, Animal Farm is the story of a revolution betrayed. Although the book can be read and enjoyed as a superb satire on the attempts made by human beings to create a perfect society in an imperfect world, the revolution that inspired Orwell’s fable was … Continue reading George Orwell’s Animal Farm