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Written by: George Orwell

Type of Work: novel

Genre: political satire; allegory

Main Characters: Old Major; Snowball; Napoleon

First Published: 1945

Setting: Mr. Jones' Manor Farm

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What is a paradox?

A paradox is a statement or event that seems to contradict itself, though it is still true, or at least makes sense. Paradoxes are common in literature. Consider the "rule" painted on the barn in George Orwell's Animal Farm; "All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others." . . . More

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