The Man Behind "Animal Farm"

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British writer George Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair on June 25, 1903 in India. He was a satirist who is best known for his fiction works "Animal Farm" and "1984."

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Writer George Orwell was once part of the Indians Imperial police in Burma. 00:47

  2. George Orwell used satire when writing "Animal Farm" to blend politics with art. 01:34

  3. The owner of Manor Farm in "Animal Farm"—who was never sober and eventually kicked out by the animals—symbolizes Russia's last czar, Nicolas II. 05:29