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Published by George Orwell in England on August 1945, this book reflects events leading up to and during the Stalin era before WWII. Animal Farm deserves to be a classic because it functions on so many levels, as a novel, a satire, a fable and an allegory. First, Animal Farm is considered a novel. A novel is a moderately long story-Animal Farm has 137 pages in it, which meets the requirements of a novel. The first example why Animal Farm is a novel is because it is a long fictional story that has a series of events and the plot is full of irony. Secondly, Animal Farm has a dramatic storyline where each event leads to another one more dramatic. Lastly, Animal Farm is a unique story where no other story is similar to it in many ways. These are the examples of why Animal Farm can be considered a classic novel. This is Animal Farm s first function as a story. Next, Animal Farm is considered a satire. A satire is a form of literature using ridicule to make people or events look foolish or to make a point. One example of why Animal Farm is a satire is because Orwell purposely uses animals to give readers a view of what the Russian Revolution was like. Secondly, the animals in Animal Farm were able to talk, but most of them can t read and are considered stupid . Lastly, pigs were the ones that ended up ruling over all the other animals because of the characteristics of pigs and how they act in real life. These are examples of why Animal Farm can also be considered a satire as its second function. Other than a satire or a novel, Animal Farm is also considered a fable. A fable is usually a story with animals in it that ends with a moral. The first reason why Animal Farm is considered a fable is because there were animals in the story and in the end there was a moral. Secondly, a moral in Animal Farm is that power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely . The last example is that the story is seen mostly with the pigs, in particular, Napoleon. The pigs were given the most power for a good reason; it was simply because they were the smartest of the group. Too much power can eventually lead to the making of decisions for oneself without considering others. As you can see, there are many morals in this story and every person in this world can learn from them. Finally, Animal Farm is also considered an allegory. An allegory can be a story, picture or play that represents abstract ideas or principles by characters, figures, or events in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form. Animal Farm is considered an allegory because it was turned into a movie to represent the book visually. Next, Animal Farm had characters that represented other figures. One example is that Napoleon represented Josef Stalin. Lastly, Animal Farm had many slogans that represented principles in life, for instance. "Four legs good, two legs bad" represented propaganda in the Russian History.
a satire. Animal Farm is a very versatile story which includes 3 functions as a novel. In the end. This book is very useful for understanding what the Russian Revolution was like and also well written for teaching literature. a fable and an allegory. .In conclusion. the moral of Orwell tried to prove is that power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely .