How does anthropomorphism play a role in George Orwell's Animal Farm as a "fairy" story?

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Not everyone would classify George Orwell’s Animal Farm as a fairy story, or fairytale, but there are enough factors working in favor of that classification than an argument can easily be made. Fairytales often use anthropomorphism to convey complex ideas through a palatable medium, especially in moralistic teachings geared towards children. A child might not want to listen to a fable that hammers a moral over their head, but a child will listen to a story about animals, and perhaps there is a fable hidden therein, like a pill inside of a sweet. In similar fashion, Orwell employs animals to teach moral lessons about government, propaganda, and class warfare. The beauty of Animal Farm is that it is a fairytale geared not only at children, but also towards adults. Men and women who might feel disengaged or exhausted reading about Orwellian themes find it much more enjoyable—or at least palatable—when shone through the prism of pigs, horses, and donkeys.

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