From what point of view is the story told, and why is that important?

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Another reason for Orwell's use of the third person limited omniscient narrative of Animal Farm instead of third person omniscient or first person is to make the story seem more objective, separating the narrator from what is happening. The novel was a critique not only of the Russian Revolution of 1917 but of human society as a whole, showing what all humans are capable of doing if given enough power.

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