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by George Orwell

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George Orwell’s famous novel Animal Farm primarily uses satire to explore the communist ideology and criticize its pitfalls. In the novel, famous leaders are made into caricatures and represented as animals who run a farm into the ground and give themselves all the wealth that is purportedly to be distributed to the other farm animals. He uses satire effectively to criticize the evils of a communist society run by inherently flawed individuals.

In addition to satire, he uses an omniscient third person narrator who can observe the events of the novel objectively and give insight into the feelings of each animal. While doing this, it gives an accurate portrayal of how people are tricked by the idealism of communism, while making the flaws in the arguments abundantly clear. It shows the greed and justification of the leaders while also representing the poverty and disillusionment that occurs in the masses below.

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The narrative style Orwell employs in Animal Farm allows for deeper insight into the...

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