is a famous novel by George Orwell. With this fable, Orwell was making a statement about communism and totalitarianism. Here are questions for study and discussion.
- What is important about the title?
- What are the conflicts in Animal Farm? What types of conflict (physical, moral, intellectual, or emotional) do you see in this story?
- How does George Orwell reveal character in Animal Farm?
- What are some themes in the story? How do they relate to the plot and characters?
- What are some symbols in Animal Farm? How do they relate to the plot and characters?
- From which character's perspective is the story told?
- Can you discern an authorial voice (a character who speaks the author's point of view) in the book?
- Do you find the characters likable? Would you want to meet the characters?
- Does the story end the way you expected? How? Why?
- What is the central/primary purpose of the story? Is the purpose important or meaningful?
- How effective is the novel as a fable?
- How essential is the setting to the story? Could the story have taken place anywhere else?
- How does George Orwell explore rhetoric in this book?
- Would you recommend this story to a friend?