The Man Behind "Animal Farm"
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."
Key Facts In This Video
Writer George Orwell was once part of the Indians Imperial police in Burma. (0:47)
George Orwell used satire when writing "Animal Farm" to blend politics with art. (1:34)
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. (5:29)