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by George Orwell

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What are the themes in Animal Farm?

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The overarching theme or meaning of Animal Farm is that a revolution will turn into tyranny very quickly if ordinary people (or in the case of the book, animals) don't pay close attention to what is going on. Closely related to that theme is a subject dear to Orwell 's heart: language. He believed very strongly that words matter. Groups that want to grab power and oppress others are clever in their use of propaganda (distorting the truth) to deceive...

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