The Allegory: Who Is Represented?
Estimated Time: 15 minutes
Animal Farm is a didactic text (meaning it teaches a lesson) and an allegory, which you will learn about in your writing project. George Orwell wrote the book to show how a totalitarian government manipulates its people into believing lies and half-truths.
Watch this short video to learn the context of the story.
Let's learn some of the major characters of the Russian Revolution and who they represented in the story.
Mr. Jones represents Czar Nicholas
Mrs. Jones represents Alexandra, the granddaughter of Queen Victoria
(You will need to follow this link to watch this video on YouTube).