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A Guide to Animal Farm

winwoodedu | Wednesday October 03, 2012

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, OCR GCSE, Hot Entries, Prose, Animal Farm, Writing, Analytical Writing, Literary Analysis, Poetry Analysis, AQA English, AQA English Language , AQA English Literature, Unit 4 Approaching Shakespeare, Edexcel English Literature, Unit 1 Understanding Prose, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A664

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A Guide to Animal Farm
Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5
Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10

AQA English Literature GCSE

3d Unit 4: Approaching Shakespeare and the English Literary Heritage

AQA English GCSE

3c Unit 3 Understanding and producing creative texts

AO1: respond to texts critically & imaginatively; select & evaluate textual details to illustrate & support interpretations
AO2: explain how language, structure & form contribute to writers’ presentation of ideas, themes & settings.

OCR GCSE English Literature

Unit A664: Literary Heritage Prose

AO1: respond to texts critically & imaginatively; select & evaluate relevant textual details to illustrate & support interpretations
AO3: make comparisons & explain links between texts, evaluating writers’ different ways of expressing meaning & achieving effects.

Edexcel GCSE English Literature

Unit 1: Understanding Prose

  • Develop & sustain independent interpretations of whole texts supporting them with detailed textual references.
  • Relate texts to their social & historical contexts & to the literary traditions of which they are a part.
  • Understand how the text chosen from the literary heritage has been influential & significant over time.

Animal Farm As Allegorical Fable

“So far is it from being true that men are naturally equal, that no two people can be half an hour together, but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other.”

Samuel Johnson

Orwell presumably intended his fictional characters to represent directly various key historical individuals from mid-20th century Stalinist Russia. The novel’s narrative action is a satire based largely on Orwell’s creative ‘dystopian’ extrapolation of threads from within mid-twentieth century society. Together with his other dystopian fantasy, 1984, the two form possibly the world’s most enduringly famous futuristic fantasies.

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