Sep 30 2013

Animal farm

I think that the implied reader for animal farm is not a child. This is because of the implication of the story and what it symbolizes. For example also the story is not one truly suited to younger readers because of the fact that the story has not got a happy ending, it is also not a finished plot unlike most child books. The fact that is symbolizes the hypocritical government of Russia also shows that it is meant for a reader that understands what it is about.

Sep 29 2013

I cant seem to access the homework on The class page, as every time I click onto “year nine- Mr north” it goes to year 8. Does anyone have the homework table?

Sep 21 2013

George Orwell Language Devices

George Orwell uses language devices such as empathy to make the reader put themselves in each others shoes and feel for the characters.

‘they had no reason for thinking that it would be within their own lifetime,’

This example shows that what they are doing may not even be for the animals own benefit, which can be sad, but also shows that the animals are willing to sacrifice themselves for others, a quality not normally seen in farm animals. This is usually seen done by humans, for example humans have made roads. These roads were built by people that would not necessarily benefit from it. Yet they let others come along and use it for free. Animals have made great things as well, such as nests and dams but they generally only benefit the builder. This shows that George Orwell has also used personification to present the animals.

Sep 15 2013

My seven commandments

1. Whatever goes upon four legs or has wings is an enemy.

2. Whatevever goes upon two legs is a friend.

3. A human with an oppertunity must harm or kill an enemy.

4. No human must be found portraying animal instincts.

5. All humans are equal- in different ways

6. No human shall consume any animal product.

7. A human found disobeying any rule will be punishable by death or exile.


The thoughts behind my commandments:
As George Orwell made the commandments for the animals against humans, so I decided to convert them from human commandments to animals commandments and then back to human. So the commandments will be assumming that at the end of the story the animals win, and the humans that are surviving are forced into labour (although this does not happen). So the humans make commandments against the Animal race. But the humans are slightly more severe in their commandments…

“Two legs good, Four legs bad!”