The book "Animal Farm" by George Orwell is an example of an allegory. Allegories are used by poets and writers to explain abstract concepts. An allegory is often used to impart a moral, spiritual or political lesson to the reader.Continue Reading
In "Animal Farm," George Orwell uses animals to represent the Russian communist revolution that occurred before World War II. The animals represent various social sections that were created after the revolution.
An allegory is different from symbolism. An allegory uses characters or events to represent an idea. Symbolism does not tell a story; instead, it assigns an alternative meaning to an object.Learn more about Literature
Reasons that George Orwell wrote "1984" include the totalitarian regimes he witnessed, the Tehran Conference in 1944 and the atmosphere in England during World War II. A letter he wrote in 1944 that describes the thesis of the book is reprinted in "George Orwell: A Life in Letters."Full Answer >
Homer's "The Iliad," William Shakespeare's "Complete Works," Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace," George Orwell's "1984" and the King James Bible are considered some of the most influential books of all time. These works have impacted and influenced society from ancient to modern times.Full Answer >
Eric Blair wrote the book "1984," or "Nineteen Eighty-Four," under the pen name "George Orwell." Blair was an Englishman who had long written under the pseudonym; it appears on the cover of every book he published in his lifetime. "1984" was Blair's last book; he died shortly after its publication.Full Answer >
One of the most memorable book cover designs is that of George Orwell's "1984," which features a striking combination of contrasting colors and minimalism. Another attractive cover is the one featured on "The Stranger" by Albert Camus. This cover uses black and white lines to direct attention.Full Answer >