George Orwell Writing Styles in Animal Farm

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Point of View

The novel is told by narration in the third person. This way, the reader has an overview of all activities going on, and is not limited to one group of animals or another. This also allows the narrator to distinguish for the reader the duplicitous nature of the ruling pigs, and the desperation and unhappiness among the rank and file animals. It also allows the reader to glimpse the world outside of Animal Farm, to see the rebellious attitude of other animals, and the fates of Mr. Jones and Mollie.

Setting

The novel takes place mainly on Animal Farm in England in 1945. Animal Farm can be likened to an independent country, where the animals have formulated a new social contract and system of government. Other farms, such as Foxwood, may be seen as rival or friendly independent countries, and the relations between them double as international...

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