Animal Farm: the ALLEGORY

Worksheet on the Allegorical aspects of Animal Farm

Unfortunately the three columns are not marked – I will try to sort this out.  Click for an explanation of ‘allegory‘.

The Farm

Who, what type of person and/or what is represented?

Initial thoughts on what you think Orwell is saying about the characters or the nature of the events? 

Old Major
Mr Jones
The hens
The dogs and their growling
The sheep
Mr Frederick
Mr Pilkington
The naming of Animal Farm and the features of the flag
The Windmill
Minimus the poet
‘Beasts of England’
The paddock and its change of use
All the commandments are gradually changed
Similarity between pigs and humans
Trading with other countries
Use of the house and alcohol consumption

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