Orwell’s Animal Farm

Orwell's Animal Farm

Worksheet Description

This worksheet invites students to engage critically with the concept of propaganda as presented in George Orwell’s “Animal Farm”. It begins by asking for a definition of propaganda, encouraging learners to articulate their understanding of the term. The next question prompts students to explore the relationship between propaganda and the themes of the novel, linking literary analysis with the mechanics of persuasion and political messaging.

In the second part of the worksheet, students must use evidence from the text to discuss examples of how characters in “Animal Farm” employ propaganda. This task not only reinforces comprehension of the novel’s plot and themes but also requires students to analyze how language and communication affect the behavior and beliefs of the characters within the story. The worksheet serves as a bridge between literary studies and the study of rhetoric, allowing students to dissect the methods and effects of propaganda in a controlled, fictional context.