English Language Arts
Rodriguez/Smith / 2007/2008
by George Orwell
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
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.
Write an essay that examines how the allegory and satire in GeorgeOrwell’s novel
explores the ideas of revolution and the people whorevolt. To do this, you will choose
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:
Use all of the work you have explored in reading, writing, and discussion so far inrelation to this novel:
by George Orwell
Your Dissecting Allegory Charts
Your Quote Journals
Your One Pager Papers
Your Class writings and reflections, notes, creations and discussions;
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.