Study Help Practice Projects


1. Read some of the famous fables by the Greek writer Aesop (sixth century B.C.) and then explain the ways in which Orwell uses elements of the beast-fable in Animal Farm. Be sure to explain why, like Aesop, Orwell would employ animals to tell a story about human morality.

2. Research the Russian Revolution of 1917 and create a poster or Web page in which you connect the historical figures to their corresponding characters in Animal Farm. Be sure to explain how a certain animal's personality suits its corresponding historical figure. (How, for example, is Napoleon like Stalin?)

3. Read Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and report on the ways that the novel's vision of a totalitarian state resembles Napoleon's government in Animal Farm.