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AF Essay Assignment

AF Essay Assignment

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English Language Arts
 
R
EVOLUTION
 
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LL
ITERARY ITERARY 
AA
NALYSISNALYSIS
EE
SSAY SSAY 
 Animal Farm
by George Orwell
Is
 Animal Farm
merely a story about animals on a farm, or are there deepermeanings being expressed through the characters and events in the novel?As we read
 Animal Farm
together, you completed a series of assignmentsthat helped you to explore our Essential Questions and make sense of themeaning of George Orwell’s allegory. You have been making personalconnections to the novel as well as analyzing the deeper meanings in the text.We have had excellent discussion and activities that allowed you to exploretogether the events in this novel and how they can help us to look at our ownworld and ourselves.Now, you will use all of these experiences to help you identify what hasbeen most significant for you in this novel and craft an essay that exploresGeorge Orwell’s allegory through our Essential Questions.
A
SSIGNMENT
:
Write an essay that examines how the allegory and satire in GeorgeOrwell’s novel
 Animal Farm
explores the ideas of revolution and the people whorevolt. To do this, you will choose
one
of the following Essential Questions toexplore in your paper. Allow it to be one that you have confidence in, and thatyou understand well for yourself:
Why do people revolt?
What can be the consequences of a revolution?
How can we create a just society through revolution?
What actions are justified in revolution?
How do we create lasting change?
THIS ESSAY WILL BE DUE ON:
11/1
(L,N,P)
11/2
(M,O)
 Y 
OUR
R
ESOURCES
:
Use all of the work you have explored in reading, writing, and discussion so far inrelation to this novel:
 Animal Farm
by George Orwell
 Your Dissecting Allegory Charts
 Your Quote Journals
 Your One Pager Papers
Your Class writings and reflections, notes, creations and discussions;
E
SSAY 
R
EQUIREMENTS
:
1.Your essay is between 550 – 750 words long.2.Your essay has a clear and organized introduction, body and conclusion.3.Your essay has a clear thesis (Viewpoint) and 4-5 examples (Evidence) takenfrom the novel that support and defend your thesis.
 
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4.Your essay is:a.Typed in a 12-point font and is double-spacedb.Edited and spell-checked for grammar, spelling and punctuation.
E
SSAY 
F
ORMAT
:
Introduction (2 paragraphs)-Provide a general introduction to the novel, using questions or anecdotes todraw the reader in-Discuss what an allegory is and how this novel uses it to show revolution andthe various aspects of revolution.-Provide a clear thesis statement about one Essential Question (Viewpoint)Point #1 (1-2 paragraphs)-Introduce and discuss the 1
st
event/situation from the novel that proves yourthesis (Connections).-Use a quotation (Evidence) from the novel that supports this point of view.-Explain why this event is important (Relevance) to the overall message of theallegoryPoint #2 (1-2 paragraphs)-Introduce and discuss the 2
nd
event/situation from the novel that proves yourthesis (Connections).-Use a quotation (Evidence) from the novel that supports this point of view.-Explain why this event is important (Relevance) to the overall message of theallegoryPoint #3 (1-2 paragraphs)-Introduce and discuss the 3
rd
event/situation from the novel that proves yourthesis (Connections).-Use a quotation (Evidence) from the novel that supports this point of view.-Explain why this event is important (Relevance) to the overall message of theallegoryPoint #4 (1-2 paragraphs)-Introduce and discuss the 4
th
event/situation from the novel that proves yourthesis (Connections).-Use a quotation (Evidence) from the novel that supports this point of view.-Explain why this event is important (Relevance) to the overall message of theallegory
Conclusion (2 paragraphs)
-Bring together all of the main points of the paper in an interesting way-Provide a strong closing message that is connected to the thesis of your paperby:
o
Looking at the relevance of the Essential Question to your own life
 
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and the world we live in. (Keep in mind what the deeper meaningexpressed in the novel is.)
o
Respond to the question about how it might feel to live through arevolution, how you could go about creating lasting change, or whatyou feel is justified in revolution. Your points should relate to youressential question. What have you learned from this allegory? Howmight our world be different if we ‘listened’ to Orwell’s message?(Conjecture)
 

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