The Man Behind "Animal Farm"

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

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    Writer George Orwell was once part of the Indians Imperial police in Burma. (0:47)

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    George Orwell used satire when writing "Animal Farm" to blend politics with art. (1:34)

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    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)

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