Animal Farm is a piece of classic literature that most students read in high school. This book, by George Orwell, is littered with subtext and many political issues. Most students are required to write essays based on the book. How do you make sure that your essay stands out from your peer’s?
The humor in Animal Farm can be hard to see because of the stinging criticism that George Orwell had for Russia. Identifying the satire and exploiting it in your essay is sure to land you with an excellent grade for your paper. Remember all of the funny elements of the story were meant to be direct criticisms of the political atmosphere of the time.Show the Parallels
In addition to making comparisons to the Russian revolution, drawing parallels between the actions of the animals in Animal Farm and current political figures will illustrate a knowledge of both historical and present political climates.Sum it Up
If you are going to highlight the humor of the story, make sure that your humorous elements are clearly outlined for the reader. If your teacher doesn’t find it humorous that Boxer was sent to the glue farm, and you’re arguing that this was a funny element, you will need to outline specific connections to make your point.