Animal farm Silvia Stifano

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  • 1. “Power corrupts”in
  • 2. Written by George Orwell in 1945Used to express political ideas:“power corrupts”Linked to historical figures
  • 3. The charactersMr Jones• Farm owner• Tyrant who mistreats animals• The last human ownerCzar Nicholas II• The last Czar
  • 4. The charactersOld Major• The old pig• Dreams freedom and equality• Inspires the other animalsKarl Marx• Theorist of communism
  • 5. The charactersThe pig NapoleonAt first:• Leads the animal rebellion• Creates an egalitarian societyThen:• Enjoys some privileges• Becomes a tyrantJoseph Stalin• Socialist leader
  • 6. The charactersThe pig Snowball• Another leader of the rebellion• Driven out by NapoleonTrotsky• Stalin’s politicalopponent
  • 7. The charactersBoxer• The cart-horse• “I must work harder”• Exploited and manipulatedby pigsThe proletariat• Exploited by corruptedgovernments
  • 8. Development of farm society“All the animals are equal…”“…but some animals are more equalthan others”