70 pages 2 hours read

George Orwell

Animal Farm

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1945

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Essay Topics


Why might Orwell have chosen the format of an animal fable for his satire of the Soviet Union? Does this format make for more effective satire? Why or why not?


Could the message of Animal Farm be appreciated by readers who did not know about the history of the Soviet Union and the real-life prototypes of the characters? Why or why not?


Who is the real hero of Animal Farm? Is there one? Why or why not?