We have been given this quote to write an essay on in relation to Animal Farm, but I'm having trouble coming up with any ideas, and making any sense out of it really. "What Orwell cared about most...

We have been given this quote to write an essay on in relation to Animal Farm, but I'm having trouble coming up with any ideas, and making any sense out of it really.

"What Orwell cared about most deeply was the general quality of human experience in his time... he honoured...candour, courage, love, common sense, integrity, decency, charity. The tyrannies he anatomised were ones that could hurt us all."

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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I think that the quote speaks quite passionately to the ideas that Orwell presents in Animal Farm.  For Orwell, the human experience is something that he sees as the leadership of the pigs stamp out.  The freedom and nuanced intricacy that is a part of human consciousness is what the pigs, especially Napoleon and Squealer , seek to destroy.  For Orwell, the silencing of voices is what he objects to in the...

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