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Written Response on Animal Farm Animal farm known as one of the great anti-totalitarian novel during the World War II by George Orwell successfully conveys his criticism upon Communism George Orwell was the pen name of an English writer Eric Blair His first book Down and Out in Paris and London was published under his pseudonym in 1933 largely autobiographical in nature it told about living among the poor Since the book was not a financial success he supplemented his writing income by teaching school His next two published books were novels Burmese Days published in 1934 was based upon his experiences in Burma and A Clergymans Daughter published in 1935 was based upon his teaching experience By 1935 Orwell had essentially become a political writer and novelist and was largely able to earn a living from his literary efforts A novel 1984 attacks the idea of totalitarian communism by painting a terrifying picture of a world in which personal freedom is nonexistent Animal Farm deals with similar themes but in shorter and somewhat simpler format He uses animals on an English farm to tell the history of Soviet communism Certain animals are based directly on Communist Party leaders the pigs Napoleon and Snowball for example are figurations of Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky respectively The novel is set in Herefordshire where Orwell lived wrote tended his garden and kept poultry Though the setting is the South of England it is not stressed in the story but serves only as a background The farm lends a perfect rural pastoral and nostalgic backdrop for Old Majors dream The novel starts with a description of Mr Jones The owner of Manor Farm has not been a very responsible farmer Of late he has taken to drinking and tends to neglect his farming chores His careless attitude makes Old Major the Berkshire boar incite the animals to rise up against Jones The boar calls for a meeting
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